A controlled study of the effectiveness of EEG biofeedback training on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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In order to study the treatment of the children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the integrated visual and auditory continuous performance test (IVA-CPT) was clinically applied to evaluate the effectiveness of electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback training. Of all the 60 children with ADHD aged more than 6 years, the effective rate of EEG biofeedback training was 91.6% after 40 sessions of EEG biofeedback training. Before and after treatment by EEG biofeedback training, the overall indexes of IVA were significantly improved among predominately inattentive, hyperactive, and combined subtype of children with ADHD (P<0.001). It was suggested that EEG biofeedback training was an effective and vital treatment on children with ADHD.

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Correspondence to Xiong Zhonggui.

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XIONG Zhonggui, male, born in 1965, Associate Professor

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Zhonggui, X., Shuhua, S. & Haiqing, X. A controlled study of the effectiveness of EEG biofeedback training on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J. Huazhong Univ. Sci. Technol. [Med. Sci.] 25, 368–370 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02828171

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Key words

  • children
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • EEG biofeedback training
  • effectiveness