EEG Neurofeedback as an evidence-based treatment
In an article recently published in Psychiatric Annals (Vol. 46, No. 10), Dr. Kerstin Mayer and Dr. Martijn Arns review the evidence for the efficacy of neurofeedback in psychiatric disorders and also discuss the specific neurofeedback protocols that have been found effective in the treatment of ADHD.
The article concludes that given the evidence available, psychiatrists can recommend neurofeedback to patients with ADHD as an effective treatment when standard protocols, such as SMR, SCP and theta/beta neurofeedback are used. They further conclude that Neuofeedback is an "excellent tool for training certain brain networks and therefore improving behaviour." It is stressed, however, that the therapist is an essential component to effective treatment.
Psychiatric Annals is a monthly medical review journal providing upt-o-date and practical information to psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and those involved in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.
The article can be accessed here.