Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach

Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach describes the history and process by which neurofeedback has become an effective tool for treating many mental and behavioral health conditions. It explains how new brain research and improvements in imaging technology allow for a new conceptualization of the brain. It also discusses how biomedical factors can degrade brain functioning and cause a wide range of symptoms of mental disorders. The book is written in an accessible style for easy understanding and application to diagnosis and treatment.

The book shares the clinical experiences of practitioners working with specific symptom constellations generally categorized by a DSM diagnostic label. It examines the brain as a dynamic, regulated communications system and discusses how much of mental dysfunction can be understood as acquired brain behavior that can be redirected with the help of EEG-based neurofeedback. It describes principles and practices of integrating neurofeedback that make redirection possible.

Recent discoveries on the neuroelectrical properties of the brain illuminate the possibilities of combining innovative neurotherapy techniques with integrative medicine to achieve optimal brain function. This book’s case studies of clinical applications highlight neurofeedback’s effectiveness in treating autism, ADHD, and trauma, particularly PTSD. Integrative approaches are the future of health care and neurofeedback will play an increasingly significant role. Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach is an essential reference for all mental health professionals and those with an interest in the use and practice of neurofeedback.

Features

  • Shares the experiences of experts and practitioners who explain, in accessible language, new findings on brain functioning and its potential for improvement
  • Describes how viewing the brain as a dynamically regulated communications system has led to efforts to influence brain functioning through the practice of neurofeedback
  • Presents the use of neurofeedback as a non-invasive, non-pharmacological supplement to traditional medical or mental health treatment
  • Includes case studies of clinical work that integrate neurofeedback
  • Demonstrates how and why neurofeedback works as part of an integrative approach to overall health

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