Clinical Implications of Biofeedback

  • Heiner Legewie
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)


During the past several days we have had the opportunity of hearing about a large number of ways in which biofeedback methods can be used clinically. The clinician interested in applications found himself confronted with a wide range of views on the therapeutic usefulness of biofeedback. Thus Sterman and Stoyva reported mainly positive and clinically relevant results. Bernard Engel and Engel-Sittenfeld on the other hand were more cautious in their judgement of clinical relevance. Finally, Black, Surwit, Laverne Johnson and Lang came to rather negative conclusions. I got the feeling that these differing evaluations are due in part to differing areas of application but also in part to the temperament and attitude of the particular speaker.


Relaxation Training Illness Behavior Tension Headache Biofeedback Training Psychosomatic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiner Legewie
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMunichGermany

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