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Addiction

Applicability of brain wave biofeedback to substance use disorder in adolescents
By: David L. Trudeau, MD

Brain wave biofeedback (sometimes called neurofeedback or neurotherapy) has been studied as a method for treatment of addictive disorders in adults over the past 15 years or so, with a slowly accumulating body of evidence supporting its use in different circumstances. Several recent reviews [1,2] have detailed the literature regarding its use and development of neurotherapy for addictive disorders and are not repeated here, except in a general way to introduce the reader to the technique and specifically discuss its applicability to child and adolescent psychiatry. Although neurofeedback is an attractive technique for treating addictive disorders because it is medication free and compatible with other therapies, it also appeals to persons interested in alternative treatments. It has applicability in difficult-to-treat groups, such as stimulant abusers [3–5], incarcerated felons [6], and chronic treatment-resistant alcoholics [7,8].  Most authors describe enduring effects, and in the case of addictions treatment, long-term follow-ups have been done.
For more information, please click the following link:
http://clearmindcenter.com/Research/Addiction/Trudeau%202005.pdf