What is Neurofeedback?

Category: Procedures

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See also: EEG Biofeedback

Neurofeedback is a therapy technique that presents the user with realtime feedback on brainwave activity, as measured by sensors on the scalp, typically in the form of a video display, sound or vibration. This feedback can be used to help teach self-regulation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Generalized anxiety disorder 6 2
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 4 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 3 0
Epilepsy 2 1
Fatigue 2 0
Autism spectrum disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Neurofeedback

Side effect Patients
Headaches 3
Fatigue 1
Hemiplegic migraine 1
Nausea and dizziness 1
Pressure headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Neurofeedback

Dosage Patients
weekly 4
daily 1
every other week 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Neurofeedback

Sep 29, 2010 (Started Jul 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Improved cognitive functioning
Cost: $200+ monthly

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