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Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Neurofeedback and Self-Hypnosis: A Case Report by Hammond CD, Ph.D.

Research suggests that there may be two clusters of chronic fatigue patients: A group with relatively rapid onset and no psychiatric symptom history, and a group with a gradual onset and a significant history of depression and other psychiatric disturbance. It has been suggested that the former may represent patients most likely affected by a virus. This paper describes the treatment of a young woman with more rapid onset CFS without a psychiatric history.

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A Trial of 18 Hz AVS on Attention and Concentration in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Trudeau DL, M.D.

The effect of AVS on symptoms of decreased attention and concentration was studied in an uncontrolled open clinical trial in members of a CFS support group. Volunteer subjects completed written informed consent and received 60 daily sessions of AVS at a target frequency of 18Hz. Pre and post intervention QEEG’s, Beck depression scale, Magill pain questionnaire, T.O.V.A., DSM-IV ADHD symptom checklist were done. None of the subjects had Wender Utah criteria for childhood ADHD.

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10 Hz Elevations as the Core of Eyes Open Alpha in ADD, Chronic Fatigue, Depression by Brown VW, Ph.D.

This presentation examines the phenomenology of the eyes open alpha demonstrated in a variety of conditions. Case review of 10 clients with mixed clinical presentation will be used to demonstrate that the core constituent of eyes open alpha elevations consists in prominent elevations at 10 Hz regardless of client presenting symptomatology.

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EEG Patterns and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Billiot KM M.A., Budzynski TH Ph.D., Andrasik F Ph.D.

This study examined the relationship between EEG recordings of 28 females with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and age matched controls of the same gender. CFS subjects’ EEG recordings were also compared to their responses on the Profile of Fatigue Related Symptoms, and two questionnaires developed specifically for this study.

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EEG Biofeedback as a Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Controlled Case Report (abs.) by James LC and Folen RA

EEG neurofeedback has been identified as a potential diagnostic and treatment protocol with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms. In the present case study, the authors applied an EEG neurofeedback biofeedback paradigm as a treatment modality with a CFS patient. Baseline data were acquired using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised and qualitative and subjective ratings of cognitive improvement. Test results and clinical findings revealed improvements in the patient’s cognitive abilities, functional skill level, and quality of life. The patient showed significant differences in pre- and posttest levels on the Wechsler scale.

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Treatment of Fibromyalgia Incorporating EEG-Driven Stimulation: A Clinical Outcomes Study (abs.) by Mueller HH, Donaldson CC, Nelson DV, Layman M

Thirty patients from a private clinical practice who met the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) were followed prospectively through a brainwave-based intervention known as electroencephalograph (EEG)-driven stimulation or EDS. Patients were initially treated with EDS until they reported noticeable improvements in mental clarity, mood, and sleep. Self-reported pain, then, having changed from vaguely diffuse to more specifically localized, was treated with very modest amounts of physically oriented therapies. Pre- to posttreatment and extended follow-up comparisons of psychological and physical functioning indices, specific FS symptom ratings, and EEG activity revealed statistically significant improvements.

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