Neurofeedback Therapy in Psychiatric Disorders


KÖSE A. , Semerci B.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, cilt.20, sa.3, ss.193-195, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Editöre Mektup
  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.193-195

Özet

Neurofeedback therapy is a form of training where brainwave patterns can be modified by operant conditioning techniques. Neurofeedback therapy practitioners advocate the use of NF in several clinical conditions and even for performance enhancing in healthy subjects. However, the current published data lack strong controls, hence it has been criticisized by mainstream scientists and researchers. The NF field carries potentials for risks of having inappropriate treatments by lay practitioners that might cause severe adverse events in patients. These adverse events and iatrogenic reactions have often been ignored by the NF practitioners. Here, we emphasize the importance of good clinical practice and ethical guidelines that would address problems in standards of practice and ethical concerns in the field.