Category: “Alternative” Treatments

Neurofeedback: Myth and Reality

By Fernando G. Miranda, M.D.
FAAN, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
Medical Director, Bright Minds Institute


The purpose of this paper is to present an objective view, governed by rigor and clarity, of so-called Neurofeedback, EEG Biofeedback, and/or Neurotherapy.

This method of treatment has been used extensively to try to treat children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [1] (ADHD,) traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.

As a practicing Neurologist, with expertise and certification in electroencephalography and Cognitive-Behavioral Neurology, I have had opportunity to observe objectively the reported advantages of this technique.

I have been able in Los Angeles, to observe closely, two large institutions whose business is to teach, sell equipment, and clinically utilize EEG biofeedback.

I have had the opportunity of observing the clinical skills of their Practitioners as well as the overall expertise of the Program Directors. Read more »

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