Neurofeedback Treatment of Chronic Inpatient Schizophrenia

  • Angelo S. Bolea


This is a study on the effect of neurofeedback on chronic inpatient complex
paranoid schizophrenics. The purpose of this research was twofold: first, to determine the effects of the application of neurofeedback to very chronic cases of schizophrenia that had been resistant to years of inpatient medical and psychological treatment and second, to propose a connection paradigm of schizophrenia. The author obtained progress using neurofeedback with more than 70 hospital inpatients with chronic schizophrenia. Improvements were seen in the EEG patterns and in cognitive, affective and behavioral patterns that often resulted in successful release from the hospital to live in the community. A 2-year follow up found that positive changes were sustained. It is the author’s impression that reinforcement of right parietal alpha and inhibiting frontal delta and fast beta activity obtained the best results.