Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

@article{Hammond2005NeurofeedbackTO,
  title={Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety},
  author={D. Corydon Hammond},
  journal={Journal of Adult Development},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={131-137}
}
  • D. Hammond
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Adult Development
A robust body of research documents that there are biological predispositions that often exist for depression, anxiety, and obsessive–compulsive disorder. However, new research has shown that medication is only mildly more effective than placebo in the treatment of these problems. In treating these conditions, neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) may offer an alternative to invasive treatments such as medication, ECT, and intense levels of transcrancial magnetic stimulation. This paper reviews the… Expand

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