HEALING THE BRAIN WITH NEUROFEEDBACK. Cindy Perlin, LCSW. Biofeedback. Uses sensitive electronic instruments to detect physiological changes with far greater sensitivity than a person can alone. This information is used to teach the individual to control their physiology.
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Cindy Perlin, LCSW
Training the electrical activity and timing of the brain to improve brain functioning
Avg 2 hours+ for seizures with EEG trained cats vs. 1 hour for untrained cats
Traumatic brain injury
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Reactive attachment disorder
Age related memory loss
SchizophreniaCurrent Clinical Uses
(Grein-Yatsenko et al., 2001; Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood & O’Donnell, 1995; Thompson & Thompson, 1998)
Alhambra, Fowler and Alhambra (1995):
Monastra, Monastra and George (2002)
The most recent study, in China (Xiong, Shi and Xu, 2005):
Cory Hammond, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,University of Utah School of Medicine:
Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., at the Pisgah Institute in Asheville, North Carolina:
Frank H. Duffy, M.D., Professor and Pediatric Neurologist, Harvard Medical School, wrote about neurofeedback:
"In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used…It is a field to be taken seriously by all."
(Editorial, Clinical Electroencephalography, January 2000)
www.isnr.org : International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. This site contains a comprehensive bibliography of outcome research in neurofeedback, organized by disorder, as well as journal articles, provider list and other information.
www.eegspectrum.com: EEG Spectrum provides training, information, equipment and an affiliate network for information sharing, consultation and referral.
www.aapb.org: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is the national biofeedback organization.
Cindy Perlin, L.C.S.W.
Phone: (518) 439-6431