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Professional articles and research papers on topics covering patient concerns and clinical responses.

PATIENT CONCERNS
Addictions
Attention Deficit
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Learning Disabilities
Mood Disorders
Epilepsy

Addictions - return to top

Peniston, E. G., & Kulkosky, P. J. (1990). Alcoholic personality and alpha-theta brainwave training. Medical Psychotherapy, 3(1), 37-55.

Peniston, E. G., & Kulkosky, P. J. (1999). Neurofeedback in the treatment of addictive disorders. In J. Evans A. Abarbanel (Eds.), Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback (103-143). California: Academic Press.

Attention Deficit - return to top

deBeus, R. J., & Kaiser, D. A. (2011). Neurofeedback with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (127-152). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Fuchs, T., Birbaumer, N., Lutzenberger, W., Gruzelier, J. H., & Kaiser, J. (2003). Neurofeedback treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: A comparison with methylphenidate. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 28(1), 1-12.

Hammond, D. C. (1999). Neurofeedback in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. AmericanDoctor.com, Inc. Handout distributed by Dr. Hammond.

Hirshberg, L. M. (2007). Place of electroencephalographic biofeedback for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 7(4), 315-319.

Illes, T. School daze, school haze: Clearing the path to your child’s success in elementary school. State of the Art: Science and Research in Practice. D-73.

Lévesque, J., & Beauregard, M. (2011). Functional neuroimaging evidence supporting neurofeedback in ADHD. In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (353-380). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Lévesque, J., Beauregard, M., & Mensour, B. (2006). Effect of neurofeedback training on the neural substrates of selective attention in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuroscience Letters, 394(3), 216-221.

Loo, S. K., & Barkley, R. A. (2005) Clinical utility of EEG in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Applied Neuropsychology 12(2), 64-76.

Lubar, J. F. (1991). Discourse on the development of EEG diagnostics and biofeedback for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 16(3), 201-225.

Lubar, J. F., & Lubar, J. O. (1999). Neurofeedback assessment and treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. In J. Evans A. Abarbanel (Eds.), Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback (103-143). California: Academic Press.

Meisel, V., Servera, M.., Garcia-Banda, G., Cardo, E., & Moreno, I. (2013). Neurofeedback and standard pharmacological intervention in ADHD: A randomized controlled trial with six-month follow up. Biological Psychology, 94, 12-21.

Monastra, V. J. (2005a). Electroencephalographic biofeedback (neurotherapy) as a treatment for attention deficit disorder: Rational and empirical foundation. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14(1), 53-82.

Monastra, V. J. (2005b). Overcoming the barriers to effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A neuro-educational approach. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 58(1), 71-80.

Monastra, V. J., Lynn, S., Linden, M., Lubar, S. F., Gruzelier, J., & LaVaque, T. J. (2005). Electroencephalographic biofeedback in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 30(2), 95-114.

Monastra, V. J., Monastra, D. M, & George, S. (2002). The effects of stimulant therapy, EEG biofeedback, and parenting style on the primary symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 27(4), 231-249.

Rossiter, T. R., & La Vaque, T J. (1995). A comparison of EEG biofeedback and psychostimulants in treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Journal of Neurotherapy, 1(1), 1-14.

Sears, W., & Thompson, L. (1998). Neurofeedback. The A.D.D. Book: New Understandings, New Approaches to Parenting Your Child (205-227). Little, Brown and Company.

Szegedy-Maszak, M. (2002). The Mind Maze: Can ‘distraction’ be found in the brain’s biochemistry?. U.S. News & World Report, 132(15), 52-53.

Walker, J. (2007). QEEG as an aid to diagnosing and treating ADHD subtypes and cormorbidities. Neorconnections, 26-27.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders - return to top

Coben, R. (2007). Connectivity-guided neurofeedback for autistic spectrum disorder. Biofeedback, 34(4), 131-135.

Coben, R. (2009). The importance of electroencephalogram assessment for autistic disorders. Biofeedback, 37(2), 71-80.

Coben, R., Clarke, A. R., Hudspeth, W., & Barry, R. J. (2008). EEG power and coherence in autistic spectrum disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119(5), 1002-1009.

Coben, R., & McKeon, K. (2009). EEG Assessment & treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The Autism File, 32, 10-47.

Coben, R., & Myers, T. E. (2008). Connectivity theory of autism: Use of connectivity measures in assessing and treating autistic disorders. Journal of Neurotherapy, 12(2-3), 161-179.

Coben, R., & Padolsky, I. (2007). Assessment-guided neurofeedback for autistic spectrum disorder. Jounral of Neurotherapy, 11(1), 5-22.

Coben, R., & Wagner, L. A. (2011). Emerging empirical evidence supporting connectivity-guided neurofeedback for autistic disorders. In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (153-182). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Jarusiewicz, B. (2002). Efficacy of neurofeedback for children in the autistic spectrum: A pilot study. Journal of Neurotherapy, 6(4), 39-49. Abstract.

Thatcher, R. W., North, D. M., Neubrander, J., Biver, C.J., Cutler, S., & DeFina, P. (2008). Autism and EEG phase reset: A unified theory of deficient GABA mediated inhibition in thalamocortical connections. NeuroImaging Laboratory, Applied Neuroscience Research Institute.

Thompson, M., & Thompson, L. (). Autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome: EEG & QEEG findings, results, and QEEG findings, results, & neurophysiological rationale. Biofeedback Institute of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Abstract retrieved January 9, 2008, from www.alertfocus.com.

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome - return to top

Fennell, P. A. (1995). The four progressive stages of the CFS experience: A coping tool for patients. In N.G. Klimas, & R. Patarca (Eds.), Clinical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (69-80). Charlotte, NC: Haworth Press.

Garloch, K. (1994). Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment patented. The CFIDS Chronicle. 7-8. Reprinted from 1993, The Charlotte Observer, 1(C).

Giuliucci, M. (2003). Neurotherapy: Rehabbing the CFIDS brain. The CFIDS Chronicle, 22-23.

Preston, M. (1998). Reordering CFIDS brain waves: An update on neurofeedback therapy. The CFIDS Chronicle, 11(4), 25-26.

Siber Imaging Web. (2001). Rehabilitating the CFIDS brain utilizing neurofeedback. Retrieved from www.siberimaging.com.

Learning Disabilities - return to top

Arns, M., Peters, S., Breteller, R., Verhoeven, L. (2006). Different brain activation patterns in dyslexic children: Evidence from EEG power and coherence patterns for the double deficit theory of dyslexia. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 6(1), 175-190.

Becerra, J., Fernandex, T., Harmony, T., Caballero, M.I., Garcia, F., Fernandez-Bouzas, A., et al. (2006). Follow-up study of learning-disabled children treated with neurofeedback or placebo. Clinical EEG Neuroscience, 37(3), 198-203.

Coben, R. (2007). Learning Disability: A controlled study of EEG coherence training. Presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. San Diego, CA.

Evans, J.R. (1996). Quantitative EEG abnormalities in a sample of dyslexic persons. Journal of Neurotherapy, 2(1), 1-5

Fernandez, T., Herrera, W., Harmony, T., Diaz-Comas, L., Santiago, E., Sanchez, L., et al. (2003). EEG and behavioral changes following neurofeedback treatment in learning disabled children. Clinical Electroencephalography, 34(3), 145-152.

Flecher, J. M., Lyon, G. R., Fuchs, L. S., & Barns, M. A. (2007). Learning disabilities from identification to intervention. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Flynn, J.M., Deering, W.M., Goldstein., & Rahbar M.H. (1992). Electrophysiological correlations of dyslexic subtypes. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 25, 133-141.

Foster, L.M., Hynd, G.W., Morgan, A.E., & Hugdahl, K. (2002). Planum temporale asymmetry and year advantage in dichotic listening in developmental dyslexia and Attention -Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8, 22-36.

Jacobs, E.H. (2005). Neurofeedback treatment of two children with learning, attention, mood, social, and developmental deficits. Journal of Neurotherapy, 9(4), 55-70.

Orlando, P.C., & Rivera, R. O. (2004). Neurofeedback for elementary students with identifies learning problems. Journal of Neurotherapy. 8(2), 5-18.

Pugh, K.R., Mencl, W., Einar, J., Annette, R., Katz, L., Frost, S.J., et al. (2000). Functional neuroimaging studies of reading and reading disability (developmental dyslexia). Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 6, 207-213.

Pugh, K.R., Sandak, R., Frost, S., Moore, D., Mencl., (2005). Examining reading development and reading disability in English language learners: Potential contributions from functional neuroimaging. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 20(1), 24-35.

Pugh, K.R., Mencl, W.E., Jenner, A.R., Jun Ren, L., Katz, L., Frost, S.J., et al. (2001). Neuroimaging studies of reading development and reading disability. Learning Disability Research and Practice 16(4), 240-249.

Pugh, K.R., Mencl, W.E., Jenner, A.R., Jun Ren, L., Katz, L., Frost, S.J., et al. (2000). Functional neuroimaging studies of reading development and reading disability. Mental retardation and developmental disabilties 6, 207-213.

Rosen, G. D. (2006). The Dyslexic Brain. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Shaywitz, B. A., Shaywitz, S. E., Blachman, B. A., Pugh, K. R., Fulbright, R. K., Skudlarski, P., & ... Gore, J. C. (2004). Development of Left Occipitotemporal Systems for Skilled Reading in Children After a Phonologically- Based Intervention. Biological Psychiatry, 55(9), 926-933.
Thornton, KE and Carmody, DP (2005). Electoencephalogram biofeedback for reading disability and traumatic brain injury, in Hirshberg, LM, Chiu, S & Frazier, JA (Eds.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America: Emerging Interventions, 14, 1, 137-162.

Walker, J.E., Kozlowski, G.P. & Lawson, R. (2007). A modular activation coherence approach to evaluating clinical/QEEG correlations and for guiding neurofeedback training:modular insufficiencies, modual excesses, disconnections, and hyperconnections. Journal of Neurotherapy, 11, 1, 25-44

Walker, J. E., & Norman, C. A. (2006). The neurophysiology of dyslexia: A selective review with implications for neurofeedback remediation and results of treatment in twelve consecutive patients. Journal of Neurotherapy, 10(1), 45-55.

Mood Disorders - return to top

Baehr, E., Rosenfeld, P., Baehr, R., & Earnest, C. (1999). Clinical use of an alpha asymmetry neurofeedback protocol in the treatment of mood disorders. In J. Evans A. Abarbanel (Eds.), Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback (103-143). California: Academic Press.

Spronk, D., Arns, M., & Fitzgerald, P. B. (2011). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in depression: Protocols, mechanisms, and new developments. In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (257-292). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Walker, J. E., Lawson, R., & Kozlowski, G. (2007). Current status of QEEG and neurofeedback in the treatment of clinical depression. In J. Evans (Ed.), Handbook of Neurofeedback (341-352). Haworth Press.

Epilepsy - return to top

Tan, G., Hammond, D. C., Walker, J., Broelz, E., & Strehl, U.  (2011).  Neurofeedback and epilepsy.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (183-204).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

CLINICAL RESPONSES - return to top
Behavior Basics
Biofeedback
Brain mapping
Brain Training - Neurofeedback

Behavior Basics – for Parents - return to top

Firchow, N., Browning Wright, D., Osman, B., & Richfield, S. (2003). A parent’s guide to behavior basics. Schwab Learning.Retrieved on October 3, 2003, from www.schwablearning.org.

Biofeedback - back to top

Weil, A. (2006). The low-down on biofeedback: Find out how it can help you. Prevention, 95-96. Retrieved from www.prevention.com.

Brainmapping - return to top

Frackowaik (Ed.), Brainmapping: The Disorders (pp.459-482).  San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Brain Training - Neurofeedback - return to top

Alhambra, M. A., Fowler, T. P., & Alhambra, A. A. (1995). EEG biofeedback: A new treatment option of ADD/ADHD. Neuro Diagnostic and Neurotherapy Center.

Coben, R., Arns, M., & Kouijzer, M. E. J. (2011). Enduring effects of neurofeedback in children. In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (403-422). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

EEG Spectrum International. (2001). FAQS: A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions by professionals regarding EEG neurofeedback. 1-7. Retrieved from www.eegspectrum.com.

Heinrich, H., Gevensleben, H., & Strehl, U. (2007) Annotation: Neurofeedback – train your brain to train your behavior. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(1), 3-16.

Hirschberg, L. M., Chiu, S., & Frazier, J. (2005). Emerging brain based interventions for children and adolescents: Overview and clinical perspective. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14, 1-19. Abstract.

Moore, T. M., Shenal, B. V., Rhodes, R. D., & Harrison, D. W. (1999). Neuropsychology: Forensic neuropsychological evaluations and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG). The Forensic Examiner, April, 12-15.

Preston, M. A. From disability determination utilizing QEEG to neurotherapy treatment offering hope for a better quality of life.

Robbins, J. (2000). On the track with neurofeedback: A new treatment may help with problems from ADD to depression, sleep disorders and epilepsy. Newsweek, 135(25), 76

Tan, G., Hammond, D.C., Walker J., Broelz, E., & Strehl, U. (2011). Neurofeedback and epilepsy. In R. Coben, & J.R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (183-204). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

EEG and QEEG:

Arns, M., Gunkelman, J., Olbrich, S., Sander, C., & Hegerl, U.  (2011).  EEG vigilance and phenotypes in neuropsychiatry:  Implications for interventions.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (79-124).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Congedo, M., & Sherlin, L.  (2011).  EEG source analysis:  Methods and clinical implications.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (25-46).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Johnstone, J., & Lunt, J.  (2011).  Use of quantitative EEG to predict therapeutic outcome in neuropsychiatric disorders.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (3-24).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Ros, T., & Gruzelier, J. H.  (2011).  The immediate effects of EEG neurofeedback on cortical excitability and syncronization.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (381-402).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Transcranial Stimulation:

Langguth, B., & de Ridder, D.  (2011).  Transcranial magnetic stimulation for Tinnitus.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (293-318).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Reidler, J. S., Zaghi, S., & Fregni, F.  (2011).  Neurophysiological effects of transcranial direct current stimulation.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (319-350).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Spronk, D., Arns, M., & Fitzgerald, P. B.  (2011).  Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in depression:  Protocols, mechanisms, and new developments.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (257-292).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Additional Methodology:

Kropotov, J. D., Mueller, A., & Ponomarev, V. A.  (2011).  ERP-based endophenotypes:  Application in diagnosis and neurotherapy.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (47-76).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Sitaram, R., Lee, S., Ruiz, S., & Birbaumer.  (2011).  Real-time regulation and detection of brain states from fMRI signals.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (227-254).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Wyckoff, S., & Strehl, U.  (2011).  Feedback of slow cortical potentials:  Basics, application, and evidence.  In R. Coben, & J. R. Evans (Eds.), Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications (205-225).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

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