The Effectiveness of Visual Short-Time Neurofeedback on Brain Activity and Clinical Characteristics in Alcohol Use Disorders

@article{Lackner2016TheEO,
  title={The Effectiveness of Visual Short-Time Neurofeedback on Brain Activity and Clinical Characteristics in Alcohol Use Disorders},
  author={Nina Lackner and Human F. Unterrainer and Dimitris Skliris and Guilherme Maia de Oliveira Wood and Sandra Johanna Wallner-Liebmann and Christa Neuper and John H. Gruzelier},
  journal={Clinical EEG and Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={188 - 195}
}
The present study was carried out to examine the efficacy of alpha/theta neurofeedback (NF) with a new visual paradigm in a cohort of alcohol use disordered (AUD) patients (n = 25) treated in an Austrian therapeutic community center. The experimental study design focused on changes in absolute and relative resting EEG band power as well as in clinical variables, including depression (Beck Depresion Inventory [BDI-V]), psychiatric symptoms (Brief Symptom Inventory [BSI], coping (Freiburg… Expand
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