Neurofeedback and Self-Regulation in ADHD: 2nd Edition

BMED Press LLC
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The first edition of this book was a groundbreaking, research-based clinical guide to the neurofeedback treatment of ADHD. This second edition maintains this high standard and has been extensively revised and expanded to include new research, an extensive number of new images, tables, and graphs (some in full color!), and innovative clinical concepts and issues. The author provides an expert overview of ADHD in terms of large scale brain networks and dysfunctional mechanisms of attention, vigilance, self-regulation, and executive functions.  The most common forms of neurofeedback to treat ADHD are detailed, including traditional amplitude neurofeedback, LORETA neurofeedback, and slow cortical potential neurofeedback.

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.

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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.

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Publisher
BMED Press LLC
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Published on
Feb 15, 2019
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Pages
358
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ISBN
9780982749876
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Clinical Psychology
Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Psychology / Mental Health
Psychology / Neuropsychology
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