Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD
I am sometimes asked if there is research supporting neurofeedback treatment for attention deficit disorder. The list on the following pages was taken from the professional neurofeedback organization at www.isnr.org. If you know of additions or corrections to this list, please e mail me. Dr. Larry Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albert, AO, Andrasik, F, Moore, J & Dunn, BR (1998) Theta/beta training for attention, concentration and memory improvement in the geriatric population. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 23 (2), 109. Abstract.
Alhambra, M, Fowler, T & Alhambra, A (1995) EEG biofeedback: A new treatment option for ADD/ADHD. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 1 (2), 39-43.
Arns, M, Kleinnijenhuis, M, Fallahpour, K & Bretler, R (2007) Golf performance enhancement and real-life neurofeedback training using personalized event-locked EEG profiles. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 11(4), 11-18.
Arns, M. (2012). EEG-based personalized medicine in ADHD: Individual alpha peak frequency as an endophenotype associated with nonresponse. Journal of Neurotherapy.
Arns, M, de Ridder, S, Strehl, U, Breteler, M, & Coenen, A. (2009). Efficacy of neurofeedback treatment in ADHD: The effects on inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity: A meta-analysis. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 40(3) 180–189.
Arns, M, Feddema, I, & Kenemans, J. (2014) Differential effects of Theta/Beta and SMR neurofeedback in ADHD on sleep onset latency. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:1019. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.01019
Barabasz, A & Barabasz, M (1996) Neurotherapy and alert hypnosis in the treatment of attention deficit disorder. Chapter in S Lynn, I Kirsch & J Rhue (Eds.), Casebook of Clinical Hypnosis. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press, pp. 271-292.
Barabasz, A & Barabasz, M (2000) Treating AD/HD with hypnosis and neurotherapy. Child Study Journal, 30 (1), 25-42.
Bazanova, O, Aftanas, L (2010).Individual EEG alpha activity analysis for enhancement neurofeedback efficiency: Two case studies. Jrnl of Neurotherapy 14(3), 244 – 253.
Beauregard, M & Levesque, J. (2006) Functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the effects of neurofeedback training on the neural bases of selective attention and response inhibition in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 31 (1), 3-20.
Becerra, J, Fernandez, T, Harmony T, Caballero M, Garcia F, Fernandez-Bouzas A, Santiago-Rodriguez E, Prado-Alcala R (2006) Follow-up study of Learning Disabled children treated with Neurofeedback or placebo. Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, 37(3), 198-203.
Bink, M., Nieuwenhuizen, C., Popma, A., Bongers, I., Boxtel, G. (2015). Behavioral effects of neurofeedback in adolescents with ADHD: a randomized controlled trial. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 24(9), 1035-1048. doi: 10.1007/s00787-014-0655-3
Boyd, WD & Campbell, SE (1998) EEG biofeedback in the schools: The use of EEG biofeedback to treat ADHD in a school setting. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 2 (4), 65-71.
Breteler, M, Arns, M, Peters, S, Giepmans, I & Verhoeven, L (2010) Improvements in spelling after
QEEG-based neurofeedback in dyslexia: A randomized controlled treatment study. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 35(1), 5-11.
Budzynski, T (1996) Brain brightening: Can neurofeedback improve cognitive process? Biofeedback, 24(2),14-17.
Carmody, D, Radvanski, D, Wadhwani, S, Sabo, J & Vergara, L (2001) EEG biofeedback training and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in an elementary school setting. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 4 (3), 5-27.
Carter, J & Russell, H (1991) Changes in verbal performance IQ discrepancy scores after left hemisphere frequency control training: A pilot report. American Jrnl of Clinical Biofeedback, 4(1), 66-67.
Cunningham, M & Murphy, P (1981) The effects of bilateral EEG biofeedback on verbal, visuospatial and creative skills in LD male adolescents. Jrnl of Learning Disabilities, 14(4), 204-208.
Drechsler R, Straub M, Doehnert, M, Heinrich H, Steinhausen H & Brandeis D. (2007) Controlled evaluation of a neurofeedback training of slow cortical potentials in children with ADHD. Behavioral & Brain Functions, 3, 35.
Egner, T & Gruzelier, J (2001) Learned self-regulation of EEG frequency components affects attention and event-related brain potentials in humans. NeuroReport, 12, 4155-4159.
Egner, T & Gruzelier, J (2004) EEG biofeedback of low beta band components: Frequency-specific effects on variables of attention and event-related brain potentials. Clinical Neurophysiology, 115 (1), 131-139.
Escolano, C., Navarro-Gil, M., Garcia-Campayo, J., Congedo, M., Minguez, J. (2014). The effects of individual upper alpha neurofeedback in ADHD: an open-label pilot study. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 39(3-4), 193-202. doi: 10.1007/s10484-014-9257-6
Fehmi, LG (2007) Multichannel EEG phase synchrony training and verbally guided attention training for disorders of attention. Chapter in J. R. Evans (Ed.), Handbook of Neurofeedback. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, pp. 301-319.
Fehmi, LG (1978) EEG biofeedback, multichannel synchrony training, and attention. Chapter in AA Sugarman & RE Tarter (Eds.), Expanding Dimensions of Consciousness. NY: Springer.
Fehmi, LG & Selzer, FA (1980) Biofeedback and attention training. Chapter in S. Boorstein (Ed.), Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books.
Fernandez, T, Herrera, W, Harmony, T, Diaz-Comas, L, Santiago, E, Sanchez, L, et al. (2003) EEG and behavioral changes following neurofeedback treatment in learning disabled children. Clinical Electroencephalography, 34(3), 145-150.
Fleischman, M & Othmer, S (2005) Case study: Improvements in IQ score and maintenance of gains following EEG biofeedback with mildly developmentally delayed twins. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 9(4), 35-46.
Foks, M (2005) Neurofeedback training as an educational intervention in a school setting: How the regulation of arousal states can lead to improved attention and behavior in children with special needs. Educational & Child Psychology, 22 (3), 67-77.
Fox, DJ, Tharp, D & Fox, LC (2005) Neurofeedback: An alternative and efficacious treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 30 (4), 365-274.
Fritson, K, Wadkins, T, Gerdes, P & Hof, D (2007) The impact of neurotherapy on college students’ cognitive abilities and emotions. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 11(4), 1-9.
Fuchs, T, Birbaumer, N, Lutzenberger, W, Gruzelier, J & Kaiser, J (2003) Neurofeedback treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: A comparison with methylphenidate. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 28, 1-12.
Gani C, Birbaumer N & Strehl U (2008) Long term effects after feedback of slow cortical potentials and of theta-beta amplitudes in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) International Jrnl of Bioelectromagnetism, 10 (4), 209-232.
González-Castro, P., Cueli, M., Rodríguez, C., García, T., Álvarez, L. (2016). Efficacy of neurofeedback versus pharmacological support in subjects with ADHD. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 41(1),17-25. doi: 10.1007/s10484-015-9299-4
Hansen, LM, Trudeau, D & Grace, L (1996) Neurotherapy and drug therapy in combination for adult ADHD, personality disorder, and seizure. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 2 (1), 6-14.
Hirshberg, LM (2007) Place of electroencephalographic biofeedback for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 7 (4), 315-319.
Jackson, GM & Eberly, DA (1982) Facilitation of performance on an arithmetic task as a result of the application of a biofeedback procedure to suppress alpha wave activity. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 7 (2), 211-221.
Jacobs, EH (2005) Neurofeedback treatment of two children with learning, attention, mood, social, and developmental deficits. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 9 (4), 55-70.
Kaiser, DA & Othmer, S. (2000) Effect of Neurofeedback on variables of attention in a large multi-center trial. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 4 (1), 5-15.
Kirk, L. (2007) Neurofeedback protocols for subtypes of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Chapter in JR Evans (Ed.), Handbook of Neurofeedback. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Medical Press, pp. 267-299.
Kotwal, DB, Burns, WJ & Montgomery, D. D. (1996) Computer-assisted cognitive training for ADHD: A case study. Behavior Modification, 20(1), 85-96.
Kropotov, J, Grin-Yatsenko, V, Ponomarev, V, Chutko, L, Yakovenko, E & Nikishena, I (2007) Changes in EEG spectograms, event-related potentials and event-related desynchronization induced by relative beta training in ADHD children. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 11 (2), 3-11.
Kropotov, J, Grin-Yatsenko, V, Ponomarev, V, Chutko, L, Yakovenko & E, Nildshena, I (2005) ERPs correlates of EEG relative beta training in ADHD children. International Jrnl of Psychophysiology, 55 (1), 23-34.
Kwon, H, Cho, J, Lee, E (2009) EEG asymmetry analysis of the left and right brain activities during simple versus complex arithmetic learning. Jrnl of Neurotherapy 13(2), 109 – 116.
Leins, U, Goth, G, Hinterberger, T, Klinger, C, Rumpf, N & Strehl, U (2007) Neurofeedback for children with ADHD: A comparison of SCP and theta/beta protocols. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 32 (2), 73-88.
Levesque, J, Beauregard, M & Mensour, B (2006) Effect of neurofeedback training on the neural substrates of selective attention in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuroscience Letters, 394 (3), 216-221.
Linden, M, Habib, T & Radojevic, V. (1996) A controlled study of the effects of EEG biofeedback on cognition and behavior of children with attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 2 1(1), 35-49.
Loo, S & Barkley, R (2005) Clinical utility of EEG in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Applied Neuropsychology, 12 (2), 64-76.
Lubar, J. F. (1985). EEG biofeedback and learning disabilities. Theory into Practice, 26, 106–111
Lubar, J (1995) Neurofeedback for the management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Chapter in M Schwartz (Ed.), Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide. NY, Guilford, 493-522.
Lubar, J (2003) Neurofeedback for the management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Chapter in M. S. Schwartz & F. Andrasik (Eds.), Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide (Third Edition) NY, Guilford, 409-437.
Lubar, J.& Shouse, M (1976) EEG and behavioral changes in a hyperactive child concurrent with training of the sensorimotor rhythm (SMR): A preliminary report. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 1 (3), 293-306.
Lubar, J & Shouse, M (1977) Use of biofeedback in the treatment of seizure disorders and hyperactivity. Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, 1, 204-251.
Lubar, J, Swartwood, M, Swartwood, J & O’Donnell, P (1995) Evaluation of the effectiveness of EEG neurofeedback training for ADHD in a clinical setting as measured by changes in TOVA, scores, behavioral ratings, and WISC-R performance. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 20 (1), 83-99.
Lutzenberger W, Elbert T, Rockstroh B & Birbaumer N (1982) Biofeedback produced slow brain potentials and task performance. Biological Psychology, 14, 99-111.
McKnight, J & Fehmi, L (2001) Attention and neurofeedback synchrony training: Clinical results and their significance. Jrnl of Neurotherapy, 5 (1-2), 45-62.
*** Moghanloo, M., Aguilar Vafaie, M. E., Rostami, R., & Farahani, H. (2014). Determination of the Effects of Neurofeedback Training in the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Inattentive and Combined Subtypes of Attention Deficit/Hyperativity Disorder. Journal of NeuroRegulation, 1(2), 131-150.
Monastra, V (2005) Electroencephalographic biofeedback (neurotherapy) as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Rationale and empirical foundation. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14 (1), 55-82.
Monastra, V, Lynn, S, Linden, M, Lubar, J, Gruzelier, J & LaVaque, T (2005) Electroencephalographic biofeedback in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 30 (2), 95-114.
Monastra, V, Monastra, D & George, S (2002) The effects of stimulant therapy, EEG biofeedback and parenting style on the primary symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 27(4), 231-249.
Mulholland, T, Goodman, D & Boudrot, R. (1983) Attention and regulation of EEG alpha- attenuation responses. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 8 (4), 585-600.
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James Lawrence Thomas, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, who has held Faculty positions at NYU Medical Center (32 years), John Jay College and Fordham University, with seven books to his credit. He has specialized in diagnosing and treating adult ADD, LD and mild head injury for over 3 decades, and has post-doctoral certificates in cognitive therapy, EEG Biofeedback and neuropsychology. Dr. Thomas has degrees from Yale, UC Berkeley, and CUNY, is Past President of the Independent Practice Division and the Neuropsychology Division of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA). He is on the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (now Everyone Reading), is a Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, and is a full member of the International Neuropsychology Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association, and is a Lifetime Professional Member of the National Brain Injury Foundation. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the New York State Psychological Association in June of 2000. In October of 2001, Dr. Thomas was elected as Distinguished Practitioner of Psychology in the National Academies of Practice.