The use of EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback in psychiatric rehabilitation
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Zakład Pielęgniarstwa Psychiatrycznego UM, Lublin
Submission date: 2016-08-01
Final revision date: 2017-01-10
Acceptance date: 2017-02-10
Online publication date: 2017-12-30
Publication date: 2017-12-30
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Renata Markiewcz   

Zakład Pielęgniarstwa Psychiatrycznego, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie, Watykańska 10/66, 20-538 Lublin, Polska
Psychiatr Pol 2017;51(6):1095-1106
The aim of the systematic review was to evaluate the use of EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback in patients treated for mental disorders. The review covered publications analyzing influences and effects of therapy in patients receiving psychiatric treatment based on EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback. Selection of publications was made by searching PubMed and Scopus databases. 328 records concerning applications of the presented method were identified in total, including 84 records for patients diagnosed with mental disorders. The analysis of studies indicates that EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback is used for treatment of neurological, somatic and mental disorders. Its psychiatric applications for clinically diagnosed disorders include treatmentof depression, anorexia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD, schizophrenia, abuse of substances, neuroses, PTSD, and Alzheimer’s disease. Research results imply that the neuromodulating effect of the therapy positively influences cognitive processes, mood, and anxiety levels. Positive effects of EEG Biofeedback confirm usefulness of this method as a main or auxiliary method in treatment of people with mental disorders. On the basis of conducted studies, it is worthwhile to consider inclusion of this method into the comprehensive neurorehabilitation activities.
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