dating tips for young single moms - Validating the efficacy of neurofeedback for optimising performance

At the end of thirty training sessions they underwent profound personality changes measured by MMPI clinical scales, with significant increases in warmth, abstract thinking, boldness, conscientiousness, imaginativeness and self control, and significant decreases in anxiety and depression.These changes were not seen in the control group receiving standard medical/behavioural treatment, whose beta-endorphin levels (physiological indicator of stress) rose during the program compared to the neurofeedback group’s that fell.In a four year follow-up only 20% of the control group had remained sober compared to 80% of the neurofeedback group.

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Hardt had demonstrated 58 the same profound changes in anxiety (both state and trait) and the same areas of the MMPI, a decade before Peniston and Kulkosky, publishing his results in Science (July 1978). Trocki, Ph D scientist at the Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Emeryville, CA, USA in her paper Is there an Anti-Neurofeedback Conspiracy?

Referring to the Peniston and Kulkosky research made a very important observation and suggestion that could equally apply to all mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, learning disorders, ODD, OCD, autism, Asperger’s, brain injuries, attachment disorder and conduct disorder and the suggestion for delivery is relevant too.

“As we all well know, addictions are very difficult to treat and relapse rates are very high.

There are over 2,000 scientific papers about Neurofeedback for anxiety that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

The literature appears to be expanding exponentially on this topic. In a multi-site research program 726 children and adolescents aged from 5 to 16 years and 363 adults aged from 17 to 67 years, who undertook an average of 20 neurofeedback sessions 85% showed improvement in their TOVA scores.

Approximately two thirds of the subjects were male, 186 had been formally diagnosed with ADHD, the others presented with obvious behavioural problems with moderate to severe problems with attentiveness and impulse control measured by the Test of Variables of Attention TOVA.

Some had also been diagnosed with disorders commonly seen with ADHD––oppositional-defiant disorder, conduct disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, minor traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, anxiety disorders and depression.

These results are significant as the subjects had failed with traditional medication and many of the adults were symptomatic their whole lives.

Siegfried Othmer, clinician, researcher, president and founder of EEG Info, the largest neurofeedback organisation in the world, reported the results of neurofeedback with 400 cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using multi-site research across a network of clinics.

A wide variety of common symptoms, eg depression, anxiety, panic attacks, aggression, bruxism, migraine, irritable bowel, addictive behaviours, and chronic constipation, quantified in terms of severity on a Likert scale of 0-10, showed that all the symptoms were resolved at a similar rate over the period of training.

A landmark study into the use of neurofeedback for alcoholism was done in 1989 Vietnam veterans, who were suffering PTSD and were chronic alcoholics, which is a very difficult combination to treat.

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