Epilepsy affects an estimated 2.2 million people in the United States alone and is the nation’s fourth most common neurological disorder, after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease (IOM, 2012). Seizures are caused by aberrant connections within the brain that result in hyperexcitable networks. Neurofeedback training can modify these hyperexcitable networks. Given the prevalence of seizures and epilepsy, ISNR meeting attendees can expect to have these patients in their practices and may benefit from an in-depth review of the literature to date.
Based upon the content of this presentation attendees will be able to:
• Describe the most common clinical epilepsy syndromes.
• Explain how the published data might inform choice of patient and specific protocol
for seizure-focused neurofeedback training.
• Describe the common baseline findings on qEEG in patients with epilepsy.
• Name two common qEEG-based neurofeedback targets for patients with epilepsy.