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Using Neurofeedback as an Alternative for Drug Therapy in Selected Mental Disorders

  • Zolubak Magda
  • Mariusz Pelc
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 720)

Abstract

Neurofeedback is a very effective technique that may be considered as an alternative to drug therapy to support development of children with different mental disorders such as ADD. The aim of this paper is to show how neurofeedback can be used for therapeutic purposes to increase selected signal parameters. For the test purposes 30 therapeutic sessions with 13-year old boy are presented showing theta waves frequency and SMR increase in the frontal part of head and partial improvements in the central part. Another sessions lead to bringing the relevant signals frequencies near to desired, correct values. Overall outcome of the training has lead to increased ability to concentrate and to lengthening the time through which the patient was able to work without distractions.

Keywords

Neurofeedback Mental therapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Opole University of TechnologyOpolePoland
  2. 2.CIS DepartmentUniversity of GreenwichLondonUK

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