Neurofeedback Recommended Reading

ISNR (International Society for Neuroregulation & Research) Recommended Reading list

What Is Neurofeedback?

All brains produce a variety of electrical wave patterns which reflect what the brain is doing. This article describes the process where the brain’s own output is used to help people change their brain’s functioning which is commonly called, neurofeedback training. An additional science called Quantitative EEG (brain maps) is used to help assess the kind of brain training that holds the most promise. Several of the major conditions for which neurofeedback training has proven most successful are outlined below, including the key scientific studies that support the sort of training that is used. Written by D. Corydon Hammond, PhD

If you want learn more about what is neurofeedback, visit our “What is neurofeedback?” page.

Comprehensive Neurofeedback Bibliography

There have been hundreds of papers in the scientific literature on this topic and this document lists many pages of the best of them in topical groups. Many of the studies now have links to read either the abstract or some even full text online at no charge. Both professional care providers and the public are invited to delve further into this research. Written by D. Corydon Hammond, PhD and Allen Novian, PhD.

The following book purchases support the ISNR Research Foundation.

ADD Centre Brodmann Area Booklet
$20

All proceeds donated to the Foundation This booklet, compiled by Michael Thompson, MD, James Thompson, PhD and Wu Wening, MD, is a source of information for clinicians who are designing neurofeedback protocols that include connectivity. ISNR is grateful to the authors for supporting the Foundation.

Multi-Component Treatment Manual for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Including Strategies from Clinical Psycho-Physiology and Applied Neuroscience
$59 members/$69 non-members.

All proceeds donated to the Foundation. Comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for clients/patients, with over 300 pages of articles and information from Dr. Carmichael’s multi-modal approach to PTSD therapy.

Art of Artifacting
$35 members/$50 non-members.

All proceeds donated to the Foundation. This book is the quintessential study guide for artifacting raw EEG files. It describes the look of specific waves from from sleep spindles to epileptiform paroxysms and muscle to eye corruption. There are 75 records in which the reader analyzes each epoch and determines its validity and usefulness.

Art of Artifacting
$35 members/$50 non-members.

All proceeds donated to the Foundation. This book is the quintessential study guide for artifacting raw EEG files. It describes the look of specific waves from from sleep spindles to epileptiform paroxysms and muscle to eye corruption. There are 75 records in which the reader analyzes each epoch and determines its validity and usefulness.

Reprints From Peer-Reviewed Journals

These six reprints with the full text of the original journal article including the graphics are listed below. The society expresses great thanks to both the authors and to the original publishers for permission to republish.

A Comparison of EEG Biofeedback and Psychostimulants in Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Tom Rossiter, PhD and Theodore LeVaque, PhD. Reprinted with permission: Journal of Neurotherapy, Summr, 10995, 48-59

Asthmatic Extrathoracic Upper Airway Obstruction: Laryngeal Dyskinesis Jeffrey Nahmias, MD, Michael Tansey, PhD and Monroe S. Karetzy, MD. Reprinted with permission: New Jersey Medicine, September 1994, Vol 91 No 9 616-620

Quantitative QEEG and Auditory Event-Related Potentials in the Evaluation of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Effects of Methylphenidate and Implications for Nerofeedback Training

J.F. Lubar, PhD, M.O. Swartwood, PhD, J.N. Swartwood, PhD and D.L. Timmerman, PhD. Reprinted with permission: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, ADHD Special, 1995 143-160

Ten-Year Stability of EEG Biofeedback Results for a Hyperactive Boy Who Failed Fourth Grade Perceptually Impaired Class Michael Tansey, PhD. Reprinted with permission: Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, Vol 18 No 1, 1993 33-44

Wechsler (WISC-R) Changes Following Treatment of Learning Disabilities via EEG Biofeedback Training in a Private Practice Setting Micheal Tansey, PhD. Reprinted with permission: Australian Journal or Psychology, 1991, 43 147-153

Gates, States, Rhythms and Resonance: The Scientific Basis of Neurofeedback Training A. Arbanal, PhD, MD. Reprinted with permission: Journal of Neurotherapy, Vol 1 No 2 Fall 1995 15-38

Recommended Books for Professionals:

The Feeling Of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

In The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, director of UCLA’s Brain and Creativity Institute, presents “the first truly compelling neurobiological account of the self…a remarkable work of intellectual daring” (Nature). A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Widley praised for his innovative scientific thinking and elegant writing, Antonio Damasio, the international bestselling author of Descartes’ Error achieves an understanding of consciousness by asking and answering profound questions: How is it we know what we know? How is it that our conscious and private minds have a sense of self? In this groundbreaking book, Damasio — a renowned and revered scientist and clinician who spent decades following amnesiacs down hospital corridors, waiting for comatose patients to awaken, and devising ingenious research using PET scans to piece together the great puzzle of consciousness — explores the biological roots of sentient awareness and its role in survival. Consciousness is the feeling of what happens-our mind noticing the body’s reaction to the world and responding to that experience. Without our bodies there can be no consciousness, which is at heart a mechanism for survival that engages body, emotion, and mind in the glorious spiral of human life. Linking body and emotion in an arresting and original study of what it is to be human, The Feeling of What Happens “will change your experience of yourself” (The New York Times). “Both Descartes Error and The Feeling of What Happens are essential reading. They are ground-breaking classics of psychology and neuroscience.”—Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

The Feeling Of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

A “clear, accessbile” investigation into the philosophical and scientific foundations of human life, from one of the world’s leading neuroscientists (San Francisco Chronicle). Joy, sorrow, jealousy, and awe—these and other feelings are the stuff of our daily lives. In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza devoted much of his life’s work examining how these emotions supported human survival, yet hundreds of years later the biological roots of what we feel remain a mystery. Antonio Damasio—whose earlier books explore rational behavior and the notion of the self—rediscovers a man whose work ran counter to all the thinking of his day, pairing Spinoza’s insights with his own innovative scientific research to help us understand what we’re made of, and what we’re here for.

Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

Since Descartes famously proclaimed, “I think, therefore I am,” science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio—”one of the world’s leading neurologists” (The New York Times)—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wondrously engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

Getting Started with Neurofeedback (Norton Professional Books)

What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is founded upon computer technology joined with auxiliary equipment that can measure the metabolic activity of the cerebral cortex. Neurofeedback training combines the principles of complementary medicine with the power of electronics. It is a comprehensive system that promotes growth change at the cellular level of the brain and empowers the client to use his or her mind as a tool for personal healing.Until now, there has not been a single comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide for clinicians interested in adding neurotherapy to their practice. Getting Started with Neurofeedback is a step-by-step guide for professional health care providers who wish to begin with neurotherapy, as well as experienced clinicians who are looking for a concise treatment guide.This book answers essential questions such as: How does neurotherapy work?, What is the rationale for treatment? When is neurotherapy the treatment of choice? Why should I add it to my already existing healthcare practice? The author also answers questions important to establishing a successful practice such as: What kind of training should clinicians get? What kind of equipment should clinicians buy? How can clinicians add neurofeedback to their existing practice?The first part of the book introduces the reader to the world of neurofeedback, its history and scientific basis. Case studies help clinicians apply what they are learning to their existing practice. Demos takes the mystery out of the assessment process and charts and examples of topographical brain maps (in full color) serve as teaching aids. Later in the book, advanced techniques are explained and demonstrated by additional case studies. The reader is shown how to use biofeedback for the body to augment neurofeedback training as well as being taught to work with the body and acquire a basic knowledge of complementary medicine.The book concludes by offering clinicians practical suggestions on marketing their expanded practice, purchasing equipment, finding appropriate training and supervision, and keeping up with the ever-growing profession of neurofeedback. Research and theory unite to demonstrate the clinical underpinnings for this exciting new modality.

Getting Started with Neurofeedback (Norton Professional Books)

Forensic Applications of QEEG and Neurotherapy

Learn how QEEG can help in lie detection, preventing criminal behavior, and rehabilitating convicted criminals! Quantified EEG (QEEG) measures electrical response in the brain, providing fresh insights into behavior and brain dysfunction. Forensic Applications of QEEG and Neurotherapy presents the latest studies identifying differences in brain function in those individuals with criminal backgrounds. This compelling source explores the frontier of how the QEEG measure can detect lying in persons accused of crimes and supplement neuropsychological evaluations for determining how brain dysfunction may be a factor in criminal behavior. Techniques are discussed for the use of neurotherapy to lessen crime and recidivism rates. Decreasing criminal behavior and recidivism has a positive social impact on communities and can potentially save significant amounts of taxpayer money. The measures and research discussed in this book can potentially be enormously instrumental in verifying, preventing, and treating various types of criminal behaviors. Forensic Applications of QEEG and Neurotherapy examines what the future holds by presenting the innovative applications and approaches that may ultimately lessen criminal behavior, prevent violence, and lower recidivism. Chapters include extensive references, and many include figures and tables to enhance understanding of the material. Topics in Forensic Applications of QEEG and Neurotherapy include: QEEG evaluation for convicted murderers on death row efficacy of QEEG in lie detection studies of measures of the preparation to deceive EEG biofeedback in incarcerated juvenile felons effectiveness of a task oriented analog / QEEG-based remedial neurofeedback training approach neurotherapy as an aid in the prevention of violence Forensic Applications of QEEG and Neurotherapy is horizon-expanding reading for clinical and forensic psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurotherapists, forensic psychiatrists, prison administrators, neurologists, neuroscientists, and criminal defense attorneys.

Forensic Applications of QEEG and Neurotherapy

Handbook of Neurofeedback: Dynamics & Clinical Applications

Handbook of Neurofeedback is a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field, offering practical information on the history of neurofeedback, theoretical concerns, and applications for a variety of disorders encountered by clinicians. Disorders covered include ADHD, depression, autism, aging, and traumatic brain injury. Using case studies and a minimum of technical language, the field’s pioneers and most experienced practitioners discuss emerging topics, general and specific treatment procedures, training approaches, and theories on the efficacy of neurofeedback. The book includes comments on the future of the field from an inventor of neurofeedback equipment and a discussion on the theory of why neurofeedback training results in the alleviation of symptoms in a wide range of disorders. The contributors review of procedures and a look at emerging approaches, including coherence/phase training, inter-hemispheric training, and the combination of neurofeedback and computerized cognitive training. Topics discussed include: Implications of network models for neurofeedback The transition from structural to functional models Client and therapist variables Treatment-specific variables Tomographic neurofeedback Applying audio-visual entrainment to neurofeedback Common patterns of coherence deviation EEG patterns and the elderly Nutrition and cognitive health ADHD definitions and treatment Attention disorders Autism disorders The neurobiology of depression QEEG-guided neurofeedback This book is an essential professional resource for anyone practicing, or interested in practicing neurofeedback, including neurotherapists, neuropsychologists, professional counselors, neurologists, neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Handbook of Neurofeedback: Dynamics & Clinical Applications

Introduction to Quantitative EEG & Neurofeedback

“Neurofeedback techniques are used as treatment for a variety of psychological disorders including attention deficit disorder, dissociative identity disorder, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and brain injury. Resources for understanding what the technique is, how it is used, and to what disorders and patients it can be applied are scarce. An ideal tool for practicing clinicians and clinical psychologists in independent practice and hospital settings, this book provides an introduction to neurofeedback/neurotherapy techniques.

Key Features
* Details advantages of quantitative EEG over other systems like PET and SPECT
* Gives details of QEEG procedures and typical measures
* Describes QEEG databases available for reference
* Recommends protocols for specific disorders/patient populations”

Introduction to Quantitative EEG & Neurofeedback

The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body

A breakthrough, drug-free approach to stress and stress-related illnesses—from anxiety and depression to ADHD and chronic pain—using simple attention exercises with powerful results on physical and mental health This breakthrough book presents a disarmingly simple idea: The way we pay attention in daily life can play a critical role in our health and well-being. According to Dr. Les Fehmi, a clinical psychologist and researcher, many of us have become stuck in “narrow-focus attention”: a tense, constricted, survival mode of attention that holds us in a state of chronic stress—and which lies at the root of common ailments including anxiety, depression, ADD, stress-related migraines, and more. To improve these conditions, Dr. Fehmi explains that we must learn to return to a relaxed, diffuse, and creative form of attention, which he calls “Open Focus.” This highly readable and empowering book offers straightforward explanations and simple exercises on how to shift into a more calm, open style of attention that reduces stress, improves health, and enhances performance. The Open-Focus Brain features eight essential attention exercises for improving health. Dr. Fehmi writes, “Everyone has the ability to heal their nervous systems, to dissolve their pain, to slow down and yet accomplish more, to experience the deeper side of life—in short, to change their lives for the better dramatically.” At last readers can learn the techniques that Dr. Fehmi has offered to thousands of clients—the same drug-free, safe, and effective techniques that have led to remarkable and long-lasting results.

The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body

Lens: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System

A comprehensive look at this revolutionary method of neurofeedback

LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System examines the research, development, and clinical applications of the revolutionary LENS method of brain wave feedback. This practical book provides a foundation for clinicians to learn about this groundbreaking medical advancement, which has been used with a wide range of conditions. The book illustrates the results of the use of LENS in more than 100 cases, as well as applications with brain-based problems in animals.

LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System is a comprehensive overview of the history and evolution of clinical use of this innovative approach. One of the unique features of LENS is that it can not only be used with adults and children, but it can also be used with small children and more seriously disabled individuals who lack the impulse control, attention, or stamina to concentrate for the more extended periods of time required in traditional neurofeedback. The book presents an outcome study on 100 cases where LENS was successfully applied to a wide range of clinical symptoms, as well as case studies on the use of LENS with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities.

LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System details the application of LENS in the clinical treatment of:

head injuries
ADD/ADHD
autism
learning disabilities
fibromyalgia
anger and explosiveness
depression
developmental disorders
anxiety
insomnia
epilepsy
addictions
and much more
LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System is an essential professional resource for psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and biofeedback professionals.

Lens: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System

Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

This issue is intended to bring together informed consideration of several emerging approaches to the treatment of psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents that affect brain function in the bioelectric domain. These interventions include repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy, vagal nerve stimulation, and electroencephalographic biofeedback.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Higher Cortical Functions in Man

This full-length translation of Professor Luria’s book introduces to the English­ speaking world a major document in neuropsychology, summarizing Professor Luria’s earlier contributions to that area for nearly a third of a century. It is a monumental contribution. Nothing of this scope exists in the Western literature of this field, with the possible exception of Ajuriaguerra and Hecaen’s book (in French) on the cerebral cortex. Professor Luria’s book thus marks a further and decisive step toward the eventual coalescence of neurology and psychology, a goal to which only a few laboratories in the East and West have been devoted over the last decades. The book is unique in its organization. The first half deals with observations and interpretations concerning the major syndromes of man’s left cerebral hemisphere: those grievous distortions of higher functions traditionally described as aphasia, agnosia, and apraxia. There is also a detailed and brilliant analysis of the syndrome of massive frontal-lobe involvement. The entire second half of the book is given over to a painstaking description of Professor Luria’s tests, many of them introduced by himself, and set out in such detail that anyone could repeat them and thus verify Professor Luria’s interpretations.

Higher Cortical Functions in Man

The Working Brain: An Introduction To Neuropsychology

This important book, by the most distinguished Soviet psychologist of our time, is the product of almost forty years of extensive research aimed at understanding the cerebral basis of human psychological activity. The main part of the book describes what we know today about the individual systems that make up the human brain and about the role of the individual zones of the cerebral hemispheres in the task of providing the necessary conditions for higher forms of mental activity to take place. Finally, Luria analyzes the cerebral organization of perception and action, of attention and memory, or speech and intellectual processes, and attempts to fit the facts obtained by neuropsychological studies of individual brain systems into their appropriate place in the grand design of psychological science.

The Working Brain: An Introduction To Neuropsychology

Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields

Established in 1982 as the leading reference on electroencephalography, Drs. Niedermeyer’s and Lopes da Silva’s text is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. An international group of experts provides comprehensive coverage of the neurophysiologic and technical aspects of EEG, evoked potentials, and magnetoencephalography, as well as the clinical applications of these studies in neonates, infants, children, adults, and older adults.

This edition includes digital EEG and advances in areas such as neurocognition. Three new chapters cover the topics of Ultra-Fast EEG Frequencies, Ultra-Slow Activity, and Cortico-Muscular Coherence. Hundreds of EEG tracings and other illustrations complement the text.

Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields

Unlocking the Potential of Patients with ADHD: A Model for Clinical Practice

Drawing on molecular genetics, neuroimaging and neurophysiology, clinical researcher Vincent J. Monastra guides practitioners through the steps of a comprehensive ADHD evaluation that includes medical, neuropsychological, behavioural and functional assessments.

Unlocking the Potential of Patients with ADHD: A Model for Clinical Practice

Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide

This comprehensive volume is widely regarded as the definitive practitioner resource and text in the field of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. Leading experts cover basic concepts, assessment, instrumentation, clinical procedures, and professional issues. Chapters describe how traditional and cutting-edge methods are applied in treatment of a wide range of disorders, including headaches, temporomandibular disorders, essential hypertension, pelvic floor disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, tinnitus, and others. Applications for optimizing physical performance among artists and athletes are also reviewed. A wealth of information and empirical research is presented in an accessible style, including helpful glossaries.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates significant technological developments and new research areas.
*Expanded focus on specialized applications, such as electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback/neurofeedback and heart rate variability biofeedback.
*Chapters on surface electromyography, quantitative EEG, and consumer products.
*Chapters on cognitive-behavioral therapy and relaxation training.
*Chapters on additional clinical problems: anxiety disorders, asthma, work-related pain, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, and substance use disorders.

Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide

The Neurofeedback Book

Neurofeedback has been around a long time, since the 1960s when it was known as EEG biofeedback, and it has become one of the fastest growing segments of the mind-body medicine movement. The Neurofeedback Book is the first true textbook dedicated to this area of healthcare. It is written for peopl at all levels of knowledge in the field and is a must-have for those exploring alternative medicine modalities. This book is written to assist you in understanding the basis of neurofeedback and the fundamentals of how to do EEG biofeedback.

The Neurofeedback Book

No Child Left Behind Goals (and more) are obtainable with the Neurocognitive Approach, Vol. 1

The book argues for a fundamental different approach to addressing the special education problem in the educational system in the US. The approach is called the activation database guided EEG biofeedback. The results obtained in the research published are far superior than all other approaches presently employed. The book places the approach in the context of our educational, penal system, and drug addiction ares as well other relevant arenas.

No Child Left Behind Goals (and more) are obtainable with the Neurocognitive Approach, Vol. 1

New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography

One-of-a-kind systematic research information about hemoencephalography!

Hemoencephalography, literally a blood brain picture, is now an exciting new therapeutic possibility on the medical horizon. New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography examines the systematic study and findings on brain blood flow feedback and its possibilities in medical treatment. Neurofeedback with this technique gives clinicians and researchers another method to measure brain functioning and subsequently may allow a person to positively affect their blood flow via self-monitoring. Potential applications may include treating disorders from migraine headaches and sports injuries to learning disabilities and affective disorders.

New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography presents studies that explain the imaging technology, examine its validity and reliability, describe its many applications, and most importantly, show how this technique can be applied to a wide variety of central nervous symptoms that many clinicians see on a daily basis. Noted experts present research studies that lay the groundwork for further structured and controlled studies. This important research and educational source is packed with full color images, comprehensive reference lists, and detailed tables to clearly illustrate data.

New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography topics include:
using hemoencephalography as an efficient brain exercise therapy to increase oxygenation of selected brain tissue
exploring hemispheric differences in infrared brain emissions
passive infrared hemoencephalography—a treatment study of one hundred migraine sufferers over four years
th effects of hemoencephalographic training at three prefrontal locations upon EEG ratios at CZ
hemoencephalography as a new therapy for ADHD—a case report

New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography is cutting-edge research essential for clinicians, neurotherapists, researchers, educators, students, and health care professionals interested in the latest information on brain blood flow feedback.

New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography

Recommended Books for the General Public
or Beginning Professionals:

Whispers from the Brain

Our much anticipated book Whispers From the Brain: An Illustrated Guide to the Morphology of Brainwaves is now available!
Please call or email our office to obtain your copy.

You can contact 720-999-0609 or by email at [email protected]

Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Beyond (without medication)

You really CAN change your brain without medication.
Maybe you’ve struggled for years with anxiety, depression, ADHD, migraines, PTSD, obsessive thinking, sleep issues or other unwanted conditions. You’ve tried medication, psychotherapy, breathing techniques, yoga, exercise or dietary changes—with no permanent relief.

Neurofeedback is an emerging technology that’s helped thousands of people feel better—without medication. It allows you to gently nudge your brain along through training until it learns to operate in a healthier manner.

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that’s like a gym for your brain. The training improves your brain’s timing which, in turn, improves its functioning. When your brain works better, you feel better. It’s like heavy-duty weight training for the brain, even though you do it while relaxing in a chair.

Once you’ve done sufficient training, these improvements are often long-term.
Neurofeedback 101 explains how you change your brain–in clear, simple terms. It’s full of real cases of how training has helped children and adults with their symptoms. There’s a section that offers a thorough discussion of important questions and issues about neurofeedback – designed both for professionals and consumers.

Author Michael P. Cohen is Director and Chief of Neurotechnology at the Center for Brain Training in Jupiter, Florida, one of the largest neurofeedback practices in South Florida. He’s specialized in neurofeedback and helping individuals improve their brain function since 1996. He’s taught more than 2,500 health professionals how to utilize neurofeedback in a clinical practice.

If you want to explore how the brain can rewire and retrain itself, Neurofeedback 101 will give you the answers and resources you need.


Please note: This book is NOT a manual or textbook on how to conduct neurofeedback. It provides general information on what neurofeedback is, how it works, and what neurofeedback can do. Those wishing to learn how to do neurofeedback should seek out books designed for that purpose.

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Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs

Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs

The Healing Power of Neurofeedback: The Revolutionary LENS Technique for Restoring Optimal Brain Function

An introduction to the innovative therapy that restores optimal functioning of the brain after physical or emotional trauma

• Provides an alternative to the more invasive therapies of electroshock and drugs

• Shows how this therapy helps ameliorate anxiety and depression as well as childhood developmental disorders

• Includes extraordinary case histories that reveal the powerful results achieved

According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year 260,000 people are hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association reports 1.5 million injuries, many of which go undiagnosed but which lead to all kinds of cognitive and emotional impairments. While neuroscience has learned an enormous amount about the connection between brain trauma and personality changes, the methods proposed for resolving these alterations are generally limited to drug therapy or surgeries.

This book explores a much less invasive but highly effective technique of restoring brain function: the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS). Developed by Dr. Len Ochs in 1992, it has had extraordinary results using weak electromagnetic fields to stimulate brain-wave activity and restore brain flexibility and function. The treatment works across a broad spectrum of human activity, increasing the brain’s abilities to adapt to the imbalances caused by physical trauma or emotional disorders–both on the basic level and in the more subtle areas of cognitive, affective, and spiritual processes that make us truly human. While the treatment has had remarkable results with individuals who have experienced severe physical trauma to the head and brain, Stephen Larsen sees it also as an important alternative to chemical approaches for such chronic behavioral disorders as ADHD and monopolar and bipolar depression.

The Healing Power of Neurofeedback: The Revolutionary LENS Technique for Restoring Optimal Brain Function

Beginning Neurofeedback in Your Practice: A Guide for Clinicians Using Neurofeedback From Intake to Discharge

Whether you’re a clinician adding neurofeedback to your business or an experienced clinician looking for best practices to help you be more efficient and profitable with neurofeedback, this book is for you!

For many, marketing is a foreign concept – yet critical to your success. This book helps you choose the best clients you’re suited to help and how to find more of them with basic guidelines for your website, brochures, social media, networking, word of mouth and more.

It walks you through step-by-step with best practices from intake through QEEG and from running sessions to keeping clients longer and gaining invaluable referrals for more.

The book shows how to measure and demonstrate client progress so you can encourage clients to stay with you until they’ve received the full benefit of your services. And when they’re done, how to help them leave with such a great experience that they come back for more and even more importantly, recommend you to all their friends who also need your services.

Complete with very practical examples and detailed templates you can adapt to your own practice, this book helps you fill in the gaps and grow your existing practice. If you’re new, this book will shave years of trial and error from your path to success.

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Becoming Certified in Neurofeedback: A Guide to the Neurofeedback Mentoring Process For Mentors and Mentees

Becoming Certified in Neurofeedback: A Guide to the Neurofeedback Mentoring Process for Mentors and Mentees by Robert E. Longo, MRC, LPC, BCN and Richard Soutar, PhD, BCN is written for both mentees wanting to become Board Certified in neurofeedback by the Board Certification International Alliance (BCIA); and those professions who are either approved BCIA mentors wanting to improve their mentoring skills, or professionals who are BCIA certified and interested in becoming an approved BCIA mentor.

The first few chapters provide an overview of key aspects of becoming BCIA certified including the mentoring process. The last few chapters address key items involved in the mentoring process and provide helpful hints to both the mentee and mentor on core areas of being mentored. Additionally, this book provides several indices including examples of useful forms such as mentoring contracts, Professional Ethics and Standards in practicing neurofeedback, and both core and recommended readings.

Becoming Certified in Neurofeedback: A Guide to the Neurofeedback Mentoring Process For Mentors and Mentees

A Consumer's Guide to Understanding QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training

A Consumer's Guide to Understanding QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training

A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback

A Newly Revised and Expanded Edition

In the decade since Jim Robbins’s A Symphony in the Brain was first published, the control of our bodies, brains, and minds has taken remarkable leaps. From neurofeedback with functional magnetic resonance imaging equipment, to the use of radio waves, to biofeedback of the heart and breath, and coverage of biofeedback by health insurance plans, the numerous advances have driven the need for a revised edition to this groundbreaking book that traces the fascinating, untold story of the development of biofeedback.

Discovered by a small corps of research scientists, this alternative treatment allows a patient to see real-time measurements of their bodily processes. Its advocates claim biofeedback can treat epilepsy, autism, attention deficit disorder, addictions, and depression with no drugs or side effects; bring patients out of vegetative states, even improve golf scores or an opera singer’s voice. But biofeedback has faced battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world despite positive signs that it could revolutionize the way an incredibly diverse range of medical and psychological problems are treated. Offering a wealth of powerful case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and dramatic personal accounts, Robbins remarkable history develops our understanding of this important field.

A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback

ADD: The 20-Hour Solution

ADD: The 20-Hour Solution explains how EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) addresses the underlying problem and characteristics of ADD and ADHD, so that symptoms resolve and tangible improvement results. This book describes the method by which we can improve the brain’s ability to pay attention and regulate its behavior. It explains the self-healing capacities of the human brain and how it can learn or re-learn the self-regulatory mechanisms that are basic to its normal design and function. This book shows:.What ADD really is and how the brain maintains self-regulation.How and why EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) helps people with ADD.What parents can do to get their child on-track to healthy adjustment and development.How to talk to doctors, therapists, teachers, and others about ADD.Good assessment procedures and how they contribute to effective treatment.How self-control, personal choice, and responsibility for one’s behavior relate to scientific principles of brain functioning.How to find appropriate resources and get started with neurotherapyThe book also lists specific up-to-date resources on where to find information on EEG neurofeedback and how to find providers throughout the world.

ADD: The 20-Hour Solution

Doing Neurofeedback.: An Introduction (2nd Edition)

This book, presented in full color for easy reading, is highly recommended for students and healthcare professionals who want to integrate neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and quantitative EEG (QEEG) into their treatment options for patients and clients. The authors have over 30 years of combined experience and offer an easily read, comprehensive historical and clinical perspective. Topics include brain anatomy and physiology, models of disorders, basic electronics necessary to understand the recording process, learning/behavior theory, how to create treatment protocols, and how to evaluate clinical progress. The book also devotes a chapter to the history and clinical understanding of audio-visual entrainment. About The Authors: Richard Soutar, PhD has been involved in neurofeedback for 20 years, is the director of New Mind Neurofeedback Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively conducting workshops and mentoring new practitioners interested in BCIA certification. He is author of the New Mind Webcourse, the Creator of the New Mind Maps Database Analysis System, and author of several books in the field of neurofeedback. Robert Longo, MRC, LPC, NCC, BCN is Board Certified in neurofeedback and practices in North Carolina. Rob works with youth and adults and specializes in working with youth who have emotional and behavioral problems.

Doing Neurofeedback An Introduction

Recommended Books on EEG & QEEG:

Introductory Reading

EEG Patterns and Normal Variants

Fisch and Spehlmann's EEG Primer: Basic Principles of Digital and Analog EEG

Organized to serve as a resource for those just beginning to learn EEG as well as those who are already experienced, it contains concise presentations of the fundamentals of EEG technology and interpretation as well as an up-to-date review of the latest digital EEG technology and EEG clinical correlations.
Unlike other EEG textbooks, the second half of this book is uniquely organized according to EEG findings rather than individual disorders. This is the best practical approach to learning interpretation because it mirrors the actual practice of EEG, the EEGer is confronted by EEG patterns, not diagnoses. All other textbooks organize findings according to clinical disorder. The book contains sufficient information to serve as a laboratory manual. The appendices contain the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society guidelines for EEG and the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology glossary.
Each chapter begins with a summary of major concepts. An overview of EEG can be quickly obtained by those beginning the study of EEG by simply reading the introductory summaries of all chapters before reading the contents of the chapters.

Fisch and Spehlmann's EEG Primer: Basic Principles of Digital and Analog EEG

The Art Of Artifacting

Due to its high temporal resolution, QEEG is fast becoming the premier neuroimaging tool to assess and aid in the treatment of many psychological and medical brain-based disorders. However, poorly artifacted records will lead to poor results. The Art of Artifacting is the quintessential raw EEG artifacting tutorial. With 75 records, each containing 6 epochs, to test yourself on, you will gain the experience necessary to identify eye blinks and saccades, muscle artifact, transient events, drowsiness, electrode pop, and many others. It is a highly recommended book for anyone who is beginning to include QEEG in his practice regimen. Cory Hammond, PhD has worked in the field of neurotherapy as a clinician for over 25 years, has published 10 books and over 100 articles on the subject and is a professor at University of Utah School of Medicine. Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD entered the field in 1972. He has processed over 500,000 clinical EEGs and has published numerous books, book chapters, and articles on the subject of clinical EEG, QEEG, medication prediction, and EEG endophenotypes.

The Art Of Artifacting

EEG in Clinical Practice

This concise introductory text offers a complete overview of the important principles used to generate and interpret an electroencephalogram (EEG). An EEG records the electric activity of the brain and the studies are used in detecting seizures, diseases
and inflammations of the brain, and brain death. It covers instrumentation, the major artifacts seen on an EEG, and diagnosis and clinical significance of abnormal EEG patterns. Also included are special topics such as the ICU, common problems, and
medicolegal issues.

EEG in clinical prectice

More Advanced Reading

EEG Montages & Polarity

Drugs & Their Effects on Neurodiagnostics

Eeg Recording Techniques & Instrumentation

Eeg Recording Techniques & Instrumentation

Clinical Electroencephalography and Topographic Brain Mapping: Technology and Practice

Electroencephalography is truly an interdisciplinary endeavor, involving concepts and techniques from a variety of different disciplines. Included are basic physics, neuro­ physiology, electrophysiology, electrochemistry, electronics, and electrical engineer­ ing, as well as neurology. Given this interesting and diverse mixture of areas, the train­ ing of an EEG technician, a neurology resident, or an EEG researcher in the basics of clinical electroencephalography presents an uncommon challenge. In the realm of technology, it is relatively easy to obtain a technically adequate EEG simply by learning to follow a protocol and by correctly setting the various switches on the EEG machine at the right time. But experience has shown that the ability to obtain high-quality EEGs on a routine, day-to-day basis from a wide variety of patients requires understanding and knowledge beyond what is learned by rote. Likewise, knowledge above and beyond what is gained by simple participation in an EEG reading is necessary to correctly and comprehensively interpret the record. Such knowledge comes from an understanding of the basic principles upon which the practice of clinical EEG is founded – principles that derive from the various disciplines cited.

Clinical Electroencephalography and Topographic Brain Mapping: Technology and Practice

Goldensohn's EEG Interpretation: Problems of Overreading and Underreading

Radical changes and improvements in the ways we record, review, analyse and store clinical EEGs have occurred since digital EEG has become the standard in commercially produced clinical electroencephalographs. This completely revised and profusely illustrated second edition of EEG Interpretation provides new explanations of routine digital clinical studies and computer assisted analyses, and takes account of the increasing use of cortical surgery to treat epileptic patients, placing more emphasis on evaluation of their condition.
The organisation of the material retains its emphasis on avoiding over-interpretation and under-interpretation of EEG records. All illustrations are presented in sizes and forms similar to those viewed in practice. On each subject, selected pertinent references accompany the illustrations. As we enter a new era in EEG, this volume remains of great value to physicians and technicians involved in the field.

Goldensohn's EEG Interpretation: Problems of Overreading and Underreading

Quantitative Electroencephalographic Analysis (QEEG) Databases for Neurotherapy: Description, Validation, & Application

“Cutting-edge information on databases for research and clinical practice in neuropathy!

Quantitative Electroencephalographic Analysis (QEEG) Databases for Neurotherapy: Description, Validation, and Application examines the strengths and limitations of QEEG databases as a tool for the diagnosis of neurological and psychiatric disorders. This book is written by experts who have had considerable experience in either the development of databases or in working with them. This text can improve your ability to fine-tune existing protocols and develop new ones leading to better treatment, better long-term outcome, and fewer training sessions.

Quantitative Electroencephalographic Analysis (QEEG) Databases for Neurotherapy can help you differentiate cognitive states, clinical disorders, and EEG changes throughout the lifespan of a patient. This book also reveals the latest technological developments and methodological practices, and comparisons are made between EEG databases to help you determine what is best for your needs. Several controversies involving quantitative EEGs are discussed, including ethical concerns and early criticisms against the use of these methods for diagnostic purposes.

This book addresses important topics such as:

the development of methodology for estimating the deviance from the database norms to determine abnormal brain functioning
the most widely used QEEG databasestheir construction and application as well as a comparison and contrast of their features
the creation of a universal set of standards for determining which database is suitable for a researcher’s or practitioner’s needs
the use of quantitative EEG and normative databases for clinical purposesethical concerns, advantages and limitations, and the proposal for a new clinical approach for neurotherapy
the comparison of QEEG reference databases in analysis and in the evaluation of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Quantitative Electroencephalographic Analysis (QEEG) Databases for Neurotherapy is supplemented with case studies, tables, figures, and graphs to support the experts’ most recent findings. Furthermore, several chapters contain topographic maps to show the effects of these databases in clinical practice. This volume will be helpful to both novice and advanced neurotherapists in professions such as medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and biofeedback.”

Quantitative Electroencephalographic Analysis

Atlas and Classification of Electroencephalography

Two of the world’s leading authorities make EEG interpretation easier with this new atlas. EEG tracings are classified and correlated with relevant clinical information * and each tracing is defined by localization and polarity. Based on the EEG classification system used by the Cleveland Clinic.

Atlas and Classification of Electroencephalography

Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields

The leading reference on electroencephalography since 1982, Niedermeyer’s Electroencephalography is now in its thoroughly updated Sixth Edition. An international group of experts provides comprehensive coverage of the neurophysiologic and technical aspects of EEG, evoked potentials, and magnetoencephalography, as well as the clinical applications of these studies in neonates, infants, children, adults, and older adults.

With this edition, Dr. Niedermeyer turns over the reins of lead editor to Donald Schomer, MD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schomer has updated the technical information and added a major new chapter that identifies and demonstrates a wide variety of artifacts. Other highlights include a chapter on integrating other recording devices with EEG; chapters on transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation; complete coverage of EEG in the intensive care unit; a new chapter on EEG/TMS in evaluation of cognitive and mood disorders; and new chapters on sleep in premature infants, children and adolescents, and the elderly.

A companion website includes fully searchable text and image bank.

Niedermeyer's Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields

Digital Eeg in Clinical Practice

This volume is the first text and reference devoted to digital EEG. The book is an excellent introduction and practical how-to guide for EEG practitioners who are familiar with traditional paper EEG technology and wish to convert to digital technology.Dr. Wong provides a thorough grounding in the theory and technology of digital EEG, explains its capabilities, and details the testing procedures and protocols he has developed in his extensive practice. The book features more than 200 reproductions of actual EEGs–including artifacts, normal examples, and abnormal examples–as well as detailed discussions of the findings. Additional chapters present information on quantitative analysis and explore a variety of possible improvements in digital EEG technology. Appendices provide an EEG classification system and sample forms and reports used in clinical practice.

Digital Eeg in Clinical Practice

Recommended Books About the Brain:

Brain and Behavior: Assessing Cortical Dysfunction Through Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

In this unique text the author presents an assessment tool which directly links functional performance in daily activities to neurobehavioural deficits the Arnadottir OT-ADL Neurobehavorial Evaluation (A-One). Split into two parts, the first carries out a literature review of functional neuroanatomy,neurophysiology, and neurobehaviour (assuming the reader already has a knowledge of these subjects) and relates it to observations of patientsneurobehavourial performance during ADL. The second part presents the A-One and its manual. Tables are used to condense and simply information, while illustrations are based on clinical situations encountered in real cases. A thorough guide to this assessment technique.

• Includes the A ONE neurobehavioral assessment test which allows the OT to assess CNS dysfunction in individuals by using activities of daily living.

Brain and Behavior: Assessing Cortical Dysfunction Through Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Mapping the Mind

Today a brain scan reveals our thoughts and moods as clearly as an X-ray reveals our bones. We can actually observe a person’s brain registering a joke or experiencing a painful memory. In Mapping the Mind, award-winning journalist Rita Carter draws on the latest imaging technology and science to chart how human behavior and personality reflect the biological mechanisms behind thought and emotion. This acclaimed book, a complete visual guide to the coconut-sized, wrinkled gray mass we carry around inside our heads, has now been completely revised and updated throughout. Among many other topics, Carter explores obsessions and addictions, the differences between men’s and women’s brains, and memory.

• Comprehensively updated for this edition with the latest research, case studies, and contributions from distinguished scientists

• Addresses recent controversies over behavior prediction and prevention

• Includes new information on mirror neurons, unconscious cognition, and abnormalities in attention spans

Mapping the Mind

Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuroscience

Second edition of a multidisciplinary text on neuroanatomy of the brain, for clinicians, neuroscientists, and behavioral neurologists. DNLM: Neuropsychology.

Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuroscience

The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy

Univ. of Arizona, Tucson. Introductory neuroanatomy text for medical students. Describes the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. Full-color illustrations and images portray structure-function processes and brain activity. Includes a new chapter on electrical signaling. Previous edition: c1993. DNLM: Nervous System–anatomy & histology.

The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy

Images of Mind. New York: Scientific American Library

Functional neuroanatomy. Chapter in S. C. Yudolfsky & R. E. Hales (Eds), Textbook of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences (4th edition), pp. 71-112.

During the past decade, we have witnessed explosive growth in the neurosciences: structural and functional brain imaging, electrophysiology and electrodiagnosis, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and neuropsychopharmacology—to name just a few.
First published 15 years ago as the only multiauthored, comprehensive textbook in the field, the fourth edition of this tremendously successful volume expands its focus on the neurosciences to encompass the great strides we’ve made. To convey this intensified focus, the editors have added “…and Clinical Neurosciences” to the title, with new and expanded chapters that cover topics such as the epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium, the growth in clinical knowledge and clinical relevance of drug-induced delirium and encephalopathies other than delirium, and educational and certification issues in neuropsychiatry (including the requisite knowledge base and educational experience defined by the American Neuropsychiatric Association).

In compiling this informative and enjoyable compendium, the editors have crafted each chapter as a complete stand-alone entity, necessitating some intentional overlap among chapters within its six broad sections on basic principles, assessment, symptomatologies, disorders, treatments, and special topics.

With a remarkable 85 contributors—all recognized experts—this comprehensive text is clinically relevant and eminently practical for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, and a broad range of professionals who work in many different clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors’ offices).

Neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences

Higher brain functions. Chapter in S. C. Yudolfsky & R. E. Hales (Eds), Textbook of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences (4th edition). pp. 555-580.

During the past decade, we have witnessed explosive growth in the neurosciences: structural and functional brain imaging, electrophysiology and electrodiagnosis, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and neuropsychopharmacology—to name just a few.
First published 15 years ago as the only multiauthored, comprehensive textbook in the field, the fourth edition of this tremendously successful volume expands its focus on the neurosciences to encompass the great strides we’ve made. To convey this intensified focus, the editors have added “…and Clinical Neurosciences” to the title, with new and expanded chapters that cover topics such as the epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders, the neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium, the growth in clinical knowledge and clinical relevance of drug-induced delirium and encephalopathies other than delirium, and educational and certification issues in neuropsychiatry (including the requisite knowledge base and educational experience defined by the American Neuropsychiatric Association).

In compiling this informative and enjoyable compendium, the editors have crafted each chapter as a complete stand-alone entity, necessitating some intentional overlap among chapters within its six broad sections on basic principles, assessment, symptomatologies, disorders, treatments, and special topics.

With a remarkable 85 contributors—all recognized experts—this comprehensive text is clinically relevant and eminently practical for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, and a broad range of professionals who work in many different clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors’ offices).

Neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences

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