Application of Neurofeedback in General Neurology Practice
AbstractNeurofeedback (NFB), also called EEG biofeedback, is infrequently applied in general neurology practice. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the clinical usefulness of NFB in neurological settings. Over the period of approximately 15 months, 25 subsequent
patients who were interested in NFB therapy and completed at least 20 sessions of NFB treatment were analyzed for potential clinical benefits. Patients’ subjective responses were collected after NFB treatment to see if any improvement of symptoms was accomplished with NFB therapy. Quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) was completed before and after NFB therapy initiation and analyzed for any major changes in frequency bands expression. Patients’ analysis revealed 84% subjective improvement rate and 75% objective QEEG improvement after completion of NFB therapy. These encouraging results indicate the need for more broad utilization of NFB in general neurology practice.
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