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 […]

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 […]

EEGym® adds QEEG Services

The QEEG (quantitative EEG, a map of brain electrical patterns referenced to normative databases) issue is major in neurofeedback circles. Most of us old-timers don’t really see a need for QEEG in determining protocols–it is definitely not necessary for the three most often used systems in at EEGym. But I’ve come around to see its tremendous value diagnostically; sometimes it can tell us what is wrong with the patient with dramatic clarity, whether it is old head injury, sleep disorder, ADHD, headache, or generalized memory problems.

Bipolar Disorder: Sleep & Carbohydrate Control

Attention to sleep and carbohydrate management are two natural and important factors important in the recovery of Bipolar Mood Disorder. SLEEP. Restorative sleep is important for everyone. It is critically important in mood disorders and is close to the root of bipolar disorder, which is a disturbance in natural circadian rhythms.  Circadian rhythms are the […]

Bipolar Disorder: Sleep & Carbohydrate Control

Attention to sleep and carbohydrate management are two natural and important factors important in the recovery of Bipolar Mood Disorder. SLEEP. Restorative sleep is important for everyone. It is critically important in mood disorders and is close to the root of bipolar disorder, which is a disturbance in natural circadian rhythms.  Circadian rhythms are the […]

ADHD and Executive Function Difficulties

When patients and I talk about ADHD as a “hidden disability,” we are not just talking about simple difficulties with attention or so-called “hyperactivity.” For nearly a decade, professionals in the field recognize that the real disabling features of ADHD are in the broad arena of EXECUTIVE FUNCTION.  Several areas are commonly described.  Thomas Brown, […]

Sleep, Nightmares, and REM-state Problem Solving

Recently, I noted that more people were landing on this web site from the keyword “Nightmares” than from EEG Neurofeedback, or ADHD, or marijuana (numbers 2 through 4 in popularity).  Presumably the reason is that neurofeedback and LENS are being recognised as first-line treatment for sleep disorders.  It’s clear I must blog more about sleep […]