Memphis doctor performs brain training on PTSD patients

Featuring Dale S. Foster, PhD, QEEGD, BCN Sr. Fellow 2
Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Diplomate in QEEG
Board Certified in Neurofeedback, Senior Fellow

Memphis Neurofeedback
758 Walnut Knoll Lane, Suite 101
Cordova, TN 38018
901-624-0100
www.MemphisNeurofeedback.com

New Brain Research Helps Treat List of Conditions

New Brain Research Helps Treat List of Conditions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A powerful and non-invasive process claims it can eliminate and dramatically improve chronic neurological conditions – simply by watching a movie, listening to music or even playing a video game.

It’s called Neurofeedback. Those who have tried it say they are seeing huge improvements in treating conditions like depression, anxiety, migraines, chronic pain, insomnia, ADHD and a number of others.

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In Defense of Neurofeedback

In response to recent news media outlets which have misrepresented our field,
the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) wishes to set the record straight. February 02, 2017 (updated 02-06-2017)

Neurofeedback (NF), or EEG biofeedback, has been practiced for well over four decades. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and families impacted by various mental health and/or neurological conditions have benefited greatly from this powerful, effective, established, and proven intervention. NF is relatively non-invasive and creates lasting results in stark contrast from the outcomes derived from pharmaceutical treatment for a wide variety of conditions. We estimate over 15,000 clinicians, world-wide are using this technology. The represented professions are inclusive of: psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, nursing, neurology, pediatrics, rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, speech and language pathology, chiropractic, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and family medicine.

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Hume learned to operate the neurofeedback equipment and got the results from her son’s brain mapping. Upon returning to Thailand and working with her son, Hume realized the success of neurofeedback. “I saw tremendous progress, and as a result I said, ‘Wow, if this works for my son, it will work for so many others as well.’”

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Here’s how you can plant feelings in people’s heads, Neuroscientists show

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“Planting new emotions in unwitting people’s minds is probably nothing short of a superpower. And scientists have done just that.

Using a relatively new brain-training technique known as neurofeedback, scientists at Brown University were able to make people develop positive or negative feelings about photographs toward which they’d previously felt no strong emotions.

In other words, they induced feelings where there were none ― and without the study participants even becoming aware of it.”

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EEG Neurofeedback: Application in ADHD and Epilepsy

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The use of electroencephalogram neurofeedback has been studied in a number of psychiatric disorders, especially for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, many clinicians are not aware of this treatment and the level of evidence supporting its use. In this article, we review the evidence for the efficacy of neurofeedback in several psychiatric disorders and also discuss the specific neurofeedback protocols that have been found effective in the treatment of ADHD, such as slow cortical potential, theta/beta ratio, and sensorimotor rhythm neurofeedback.

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People can consciously control mental activity using brain scans

An example of brain activation from the Neurovault database. Red areas are activated by a particular task, blue areas are deactivated.
An example of brain activation from the Neurovault database. Red areas are activated by a particular task, blue areas are deactivated.
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People who can “see” their brain activity can change it, after just one or two neurofeedback sessions, new research shows.

People in the study were able to quiet activity in the amygdala — an almond-shaped brain region that processes emotions such as fear — after seeing simple visual or auditory cues that corresponded to the activity level there, according to a new study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings reveal the incredible plasticity of the brain, the researchers said.

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Livestream of brain could help smokers quit

Image credit: ‘Four cigarette butts along ashes’ by Debora Cartagena is in the public domain

“Real-time data from smokers’ brains could help them re-programme their minds and stub out cigarettes for good.

It’s one of the options being explored by researchers who are looking into the most successful ways to quit.

Neurofeedback is a brain-training technique that uses electrodes placed on a person’s head to create a live feed of their brainwaves. This information is displayed in front of the person who can then visibly reshape their thoughts.

‘It allows them to control what they see,’ said Professor Panagiotis D. Bamidis from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, who is testing the effectiveness of the technique to help smokers give up.”

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A Brain Changer for ADHDers? Neurofeedback’s Effect on Brain Waves

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“Neurofeedback has long been touted as a non-medical, non-invasive treatment for ADHD, but many experts remain skeptical. Unlike medication, neurofeedback hasn’t been tested in many well-designed, double-blind studies, which makes it hard to tell if positive results are based on the treatment itself or on other confounding factors like the placebo effect.

Now, however, a new study with a randomized, placebo-controlled design showed that neurofeedback may change brain activity in healthy adults, strengthening its case as an alternative treatment for ADHD, anxiety, and related disorders.”

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