What the Experts are Saying About Neurofeedback...
Dr. Larry Hirshberg of Brown University reviews neurofeedback in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics:
"According to the reviewers, these studies demonstrated that 70-80% of participants benefited from (Neurofeedback)... somewhat equal to that of stimulants for the treatment of ADHD symptoms."
Dr. Andrew Weil, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and director of its Program in
Integrative Medicine said:
"Using neurotherapy, children, teens, and adults with ADHD learn to increase beta brain waves (associated with alertness)
or another kind of brain wave called sensorimotor rhythm (associated with behavioral control), and decrease theta waves (associated with daydreaming and loss of focus). "Studies reliably find that at least 75% of patients respond to neurotherapy," says Monastra, who is the author of ADHD biofeedback studies and the book Parenting Children with ADHD. "The response
is as powerful as stimulant medications, but the effects appear more enduring," he adds; research suggests that gains can last for years."
Dr. Randall Lyle, therapist with the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health (www.ecrh.org) and clinical director of the Family Life Center at St. Mary's University said:
"Neurofeedback has been proven so effective in treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) that the Texas Legislature recently passed a law preventing insurance companies from denying coverage for it if the patient is being treating for TBI. Another effort is currently under way to lobby the State to mandate the same coverage for those being treated autism spectrum disorders."