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What are neurofeedback uses and benefits ?

What are neurofeedback uses and benefits ?

Here is a list: Putative uses are the following. They have not all been tested a scientific manner, however.Addiction anxiety attachment disorder autism autoimmune dysfunction adhd/add chronic pain cfs conduct disorders depression eating disorder epilepsy fetal alchohol syndrome learning disabilities migraine ocd pre-menstrual syndrome ptsd .http://www.eegspectrum.com/therapeutic-uses/. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any neuroscientists that have come up with a realization for decoded neurofeedback?

Please tell me if there are any neuroscientists that have come up with a realization for decoded neurofeedback?

Can you rephrase: your question? I understand that you are asking about neurofeedback but that's about all I can understand. Are you asking for it's effectiveness for a specific condition? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the diffference between neurofeedback vs biofeedback?

Focus on brainwaves: Biofeedback can monitor a variety of body functions like heart rhythm, temperature or galvanic skin response. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that monitors brainwaves. It may help people achieve deep relaxation and help treat conditions like adhd, autism and epilepsy. Drug addicts who practice neurofeedback have much lower relapse rates. See comments: http://www.Nytimes.Com/2010/10/05/he. ...Read more

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I would like to develop neurofeedback software. Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

I would like to develop neurofeedback software.  Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

Choices: There are multiple ways to prepare yourself to do this. Neurology requires a medical degree (md or do) plus 1 year of internal medicine internship, then 3 more years in neurology residency. Psychology education varies depending on how you mean to use it -- but you'll need a phd to do independent research. Biomedical engineers typically have an ms or phd to do this kind of research & development. ...Read more

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Is neurofeedback effective for treating anxiety and how many sessions are needed.

Is neurofeedback effective for treating anxiety and how many sessions are needed.

Yes: Nerofeedback is effective. More effective for phobias like spiders or other physical objects, but also good for generalized anxiety and panic. ...Read more

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Whether neurofeedback can help improving mood?Can change viewpoint of depressed people about life?Controlling thoughts?With best regards.

Whether neurofeedback can help improving mood?Can change viewpoint of depressed people about life?Controlling thoughts?With best regards.

CBT: It is well established & proven that cognitive therapy plays a major role in reshaping one's perception of the environment, help detect automatic thoughts and assumptions that lead usually to automatic reactions. I am not aware of any practice guideline to suggest using neurofedback in addressing that. Not any therapist can do cbt optimally, please find a cbt specialty trained therapist, g luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me about biofeedback or neurofeedback for adhd?

Please tell me about biofeedback or neurofeedback for adhd?

Still being research: I found a very good summary article that should give you what you need to know about neurofeedback. The data are still inconclusive. Most people using feedback see it as an adjunctive treatment that may allow for decrease in dosages of medication, but rarely as the sole treatment for add or adhd. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyid=130896102 approximately 10, 000 people with add or adhd have been treated with this modality so far. ...Read more

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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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I intend to use neurofeedback to help with my epilepsy condition. Should i stop my meds so i can align my brain to work without them?

I intend to use neurofeedback to help with my epilepsy condition.   Should i stop my meds so i can align my brain to work without them?

No: You should coordinate neurofeedback with your physician who prescribes your medication. Perhaps dosage can be reduced as progress is made via nf. ...Read more