Neurofeedback is a kind of biofeedback and therefore a method in instrument-based behavioral therapy. Neurofeedback allows the patients to perceive and self-regulate their brain activity. Neurofeedback has an equivalent therapeutic effect compared to other kinds of ADHD treatments. If there is no urgent need of therapy because of severe ADHD symptoms, then neurofeedback is probably therapeutically effective. Neurofeedback probably reduces the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy, if previously established treatments were unsuccessful.
Also called Neurotherapy, neuro-biofeedback or EEG biofeedback, it is a therapy technique that presents the user with a real-time feedback on the brainwaves activity, as measured by brain wave sensors placed on the scalp, typically in the form of a video game or video display accompanied by a “beep” or music.
The aim is to enable conscious control of the brain-wave activity. If brain activity changes in the direction desired by the therapist, a positive reward or positive feedback is given to the individual, and if it regresses, no feedback is given.
Rewards can be simple as a change in pitch of a tone or as complex as a certain type of movement of a character in a video game.
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Uses of Neurofeedback:
The most common and well-documented use of Neurofeedback is the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Multiple studies have shown Neurofeedback to be useful in the treatment of ADHD  (Butnik 2005) (Masterpasqual et al 2003)
QEEG has shown that ADHD is often characterized by an abundance of slow brainwaves and a diminished quantity of fast wave activity (Butnik 2005)
Neurofeedback treatment seeks to teach individuals to produces more normalized EGG patterns.
Other areas where Neurofeedback has been researched include treatment of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, epilepsy and MTBI.