Alpha-theta brainwave training and beta-endorphin levels in alcoholics.

@article{Peniston1989AlphathetaBT,
  title={Alpha-theta brainwave training and beta-endorphin levels in alcoholics.},
  author={Eugene G. Peniston and Paul J. Kulkosky},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          271-9
        }
}
  • E. Peniston, P. Kulkosky
  • Published 1 April 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
An alpha-theta brainwave biofeedfack training program was applied as a novel treatment technique for chronic alcoholics. Following a temperature biofeedback pretraining phase, experimental subjects completed 15 30-min sessions of alpha-theta biofeedback training. Compared to a nonalcoholic control group and a traditionally treated alcoholic control group, alcoholics receiving brainwave training (BWT) showed significant increases in percentages of EEG record in alpha and theta rhythms, and… 
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