Documenting the Effects of Noninvasive Prefrontal pIR HEG Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Common Mental Health Problems
Keywords:neurofeedback, pIR HEG, limbic overload, self-efficacy, data-driven practice, Prefrontal cortex
Clients with mixed diagnoses were provided passive infrared hemoencephalography (pIR HEG) neurofeedback in a mental health private practice treatment setting. This is the first formally documented investigation of pIR HEG neurofeedback applied to a mental health population. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Results from 66 clients showed that five sessions of neurofeedback resulted in statistically significant changes in anxiety, depression, limbic overload, and coping self-efficacy. For clients who completed 10 or 15 sessions, results showed robust changes in anxiety, depression, limbic overload, general self-efficacy, coping self-efficacy, and dissociation. The impact of neurofeedback on self-efficacy is discussed as well as limitations and implications for future research.
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