Neurofeedback is a psychophysiological treatment that normalizes the deviant brainwave activity. The author explains how neurofeedback for ADHD specifically strengthens "self-regulation" through improved balance within specific brain regions and networks; these gains in self-regulation abilities result in restored vigilance with enhanced metastability. In short, neurofeedback for ADHD is a non-drug treatment that fosters vigilance and self-regulation in ADHD.
About the author
Werner Van den Bergh is neurologist and psychiatrist in Leuven, Belgium where he founded "Centrum Vigilant." Dr. Van den Bergh has specialized in a clinical-behavioral-neurological approach of ADHD since 1995, and he published several books and articles on this topic, including the first edition of this book entitled, "Neurofeedback and State Regulation in ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication." He teaches QEEG for the Flemish Psychiatric Association in Belgium, and he is the co-founder of the Flemish self-support association for adults with ADHD.