EEG Neurofeedback Overview

Recently, I was asked to contribute to a chapter on EEG Neurofeedback for a text on Psychiatry and Alternative Medicine to be published by the American Psychiatric Association Press.  Since I had promised in my last blog to write more about EEG feedback, I have decided to post the chapter contribution here. NEUROFEEDBACK IN A PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE […]

Two Brilliant Home Feedback Devices

In our office suite, a portion of which I call the EEGym®, we have some impressive neurofeedback systems (the more you know about the technologies of brainwave biofeedback, the more astonishing they are). In a future blog I should revisit that topic. I am often asked about home-use neurofeedback systems, and I regularly respond that for […]

More Troubling Football Injury News

News reports this week confirm the danger of severe long-term brain injury to football players, including those who played in high school and college.  Earlier studies had indicated that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 face a higher risk of neurological deficits as adults.  The American Psychiatric Association reported the […]

New tDCS applications and New Yorker article

The New Yorker magazine dated April 6, 2015 has an article on tDCS by Elif Batuman entitled, ELECTRIFIED: adventures in transcranial electrical direct-current stimulation.  As one expects of a New Yorker article it is captivating and clear; it is also relatively short.  Perhaps not so short. About 6,000 words.  I had just finished 10 minutes of […]

Differentiating Autism from Sensory Processing Disorders

An important and interesting study has recently been published that helps us understand how Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) are separate from Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The study by Chang et al, published online in PLOS on July 30, uses new sophisticated tract imaging to show impaired white matter microstructure. In this study, three groups were compared: […]

PT Lapse and the Problem of AntiPsychotics for Mood Disorder

Psychology Today seems to be guilty of a journalistic ethical lapse of major proportions.  The December 2013 issue arrived with a cover sticker, partially obscuring the magazine’s title, announcing, “UNRESOLVED DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS? Learn about an add-on treatment for depression on p.43”.   At first glance, it appears to be an article about depression.  But turn […]

Neurofeedback WORKS–How?

EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) is effective for patients suffering a wide-range of conditions from the frankly physical (examples: seizures, traumatic brain injury and strokes) to the psychological (anxiety, sleep disorders, mood disorders) and the in-between (Attention Deficit Disorder, Migraine and other Headaches, Fibromyalgia). I won’t review the extensive efficacy literature in this blog post, except to […]

Biofeedback, Head Trauma, and Neuroplasticity

Four topics for today’s post, links to two videos, report of ground breaking research on neuroplasticity and EEG biofeedback,  and a note on the limits of ADHD stimulant medication.  The sources are far-flung, but they have in common support for the widely misunderstood value of Neurofeedback. First, I am posting a link to a video […]