Though based in technology, Neurofeedback* is a 100% non-invasive, drug-free, brain training system that helps the central nervous system (CNS) make the best use of your brain’s natural resources. NeurOptimal® is extremely powerful and effective. The American Federal Drug Association has approved neurofeedback for stress reduction and the American Pediatric Academy has endorsed neurofeedback as a “Level 1/Best Support” treatment for children with ADHD and has equated neurofeedback with medication in terms of efficacy for resolving ADHD.
Below are reports, papers, and reviews concerning research and controlled studies on the efficacy of Neurofeedback for a wide range of disorders, impairments, injuries and issues.
The purpose of this study was to ascertain measurable differences in academic outcomes among two groups of learners within a creative arts curriculum that employed a self-directed, stress-reduced, and individualized curriculum. One group was provided with EEG neurofeedback and neuro-cognitive coaching for stress reduction, while the other was not. This study measured the rate of improvement in academic progress that a learner can achieve when formalized learning takes place in a stress-reduced arts-based learning environment with EEG neurofeedback and neurocognitive coaching.
By Sebern F. Fisher
Today, leading brain researchers and clinicians, interested in what the brain can tell us about mental health and well being, are also taking notice. Indeed, the brain’s circuitry—its very frequencies and rhythmic oscillations—reveals much about its role in our emotional stability and resilience. Neurofeedback allows
clinicians to guide their clients as they learn to transform brain-wave patterns, providing a new window into how we view and treat mental illness. In this cutting-edge book, experienced clinician Sebern Fisher, keenly demonstrates neurofeedback’s profound ability to help treat one of the most intractable mental health concerns of our time: severe childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, otherwise known as developmental trauma. A mix of fundamental theory and nuts-and-bolts practice, the book delivers a carefully articulated and accessible look at the mind and brain in developmental trauma, and how neurofeedback can be used to retrain the brain, thereby fostering a healthier, more stable state of mind.
Blog on observation that NFB shows the hormonal variations on the brain and can help ease hot flashes. EEG: bilateral 2 HZ bursts in emergent variability that are huge and last as long as the hot flash. HEG: sudden dramatic drop in blood flow to the frontal lobes that lasts as long as the hot flash.
This paper analyzes the research and evaluates the studies which concern the neuroscience known as NFB when used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia and OCD, finding NFB to qualify for the treatment of anxiety disorders as an evidence-based efficacious treatment and of phobic disorders and PTSD as a probably efficacious treatment.
A pilot study wherein the efficacy of NFB was used to treat insomnia, finding NFB is an effective, integral component of CBT for insominia.
This study shows NeurOptimal Neurofeedback brain training regimen reverses cognitive impairment symptoms in over 90% of chemo brain patients tested, reducing the negative cognitive and emotional sequelae of cancer treatment as well as improving fatigue and sleep patterns.
This study examined the efficacy of EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) in addressing the cognitive sequelae of cancer therapy, commonly known as “chemobrain” or “chemofog.” Approximately fifty percent of breast cancer survivors exhibit cognitive impairment within three weeks of beginning chemotherapy, and half of those have not recovered one year later. Neurofeedback, unlike compensatory strategies currently recommended by the National Cancer Institute and major cancer centers, has the potential to restore cognitive function.
An article in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation following a clinical study, which found brain injury patients who utilized NFB saw improvements in memory from 68% to 181%.
Preliminary research on neurofeedback treatment of TBI for a variety of symptoms relevant to a brain injury population, including seizures, memory, concentration and attention, unstable mood, impulsiveness, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and even anosmia and physical balance is very encouraging.
Findings provide neurobehavioral evidence for the brain’s exquisite functional plasticity, and for a temporally direct impact of NFB on a key cognitive control network, suggesting a promising basis for its use to treat cognitive disorders under physiological conditions.
Concluding that Neurofeedback treatment for Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders constitutes a well-found and viable alternative to anticonvulsant pharmacotherapy.
Brain & Mind Technologies research center’s review paper on the methodological and technical foundations of brain mapping and understanding important aspects of the brain mechanisms that constitute perception, cognition, and eventually consciousness.
A doctoral dissertation submitted to the Dean of Behavioural Health exploring the effects of NFB in conjuncture with psychotherapy.
Athletes have come to realize that neurofeedback training is the best way keep your mind out of the way so your body can perform at its best. Improvement in sleep, neural plasticity, stress, focus, reduce negative thinking, and brain fitness.
*Neurofeedback is often also referred to as EEG Biofeedback, NF and NFB.