Neurofeedback & Autism

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Internet Resources

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Articles on Neurofeedback using Hemoencephalography
Hershel Toomim
Information on neurofeedback, a learning strategy that enables people to alter their brain waves and exercise the brain's own regulatory mechanisms.
Neurofeedback results are more persistent than those with stimulant medication because neurofeedback and stimulants may operate at different locations with different receptivity to long-term potentiation by neuromodulation.
Andrew Abarbanel
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Barbara Linde
EEG training has been shown to be effective when integrated into a multiple-component treatment program, which may include a certain amount of behavior management, medication if required, and parent training in management techniques.
Aubrey Ewing
A basic defining characteristic of autism is the failure to pay attention appropriately to the experience of one's body.
Arthur Sichel, Lester Fehmi, David Goldstein
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Joy Lunt
Neurofeedback services
Neurofeedback, called biofeedback in the '70s, is quietly returning to American health care radar screens. "Through the therapy, people are actually changing the electrical activity in their brain, thus changing their metabolism, and this is something drugs can't do," neurofeedback therapist Gretchen Morse says... Michael Rosencrantz, was diagnosed with Asperger's disorder, a variant of autism with a whole complex of symptoms, including social isolation. "I had problems with getting up in the morning," he says. "Another person who had Asperger's described it like being covered in molasses and climbing a mountain." So far, Rosencrantz has gone through 15 sessions with Morse. "Since starting this, getting up in the morning is what I imagined as normal," he says. "I'm not quite as stuck on ideas as I used to be. It's like I can shift gears now."
Lawrence Cosentino, Lansing City Pulse
Epilepsy. ADD. Depression. PMS. Insomnia. What do all these conditions have in common? They're being treated with a new form of high-tech brain biofeedback. So open your radical science horizons.
Jim Robbins
EEG biofeedback training has been shown to be helpful in achieving renormalization of brain behavior. Recent findings indicate that it may be profoundly helpful, even among the most unreachable of children.
Siegfried Othmer

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