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Title Restoring the brain : neurofeedback as an integrative approach to health / [edited by] Hanno W. Kirk
Edition 2nd edition
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 324 pages)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Notes on Editor and Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I: Development, History, and Theory of Neurofeedback -- 1. Changing the Paradigm from Neurochemical to Neuroelectrical models -- 1.1 The Early Days of Speculation -- 1.2 The Soups and the Sparks -- 1.3 The Neurochemical Paradigm -- 1.4 Moving to a New Paradigm -- 1.5 Traditional Wave Bands -- 1.6 Conclusion -- Notes -- 2. History of Neurofeedback -- 2.1 The Scientific Antecedents of Neurofeedback
2.2 The Foundations of Neurofeedback in Animal Studies -- 2.3 Evaluation of SMR Reinforcement with Human Subjects -- 2.4 Neurofeedback in Application to Addictions -- 2.5 Slow Cortical Potential Training -- 2.6 New Departures in Neurofeedback -- 2.7 Status of the Principal Approaches to Neurofeedback -- 2.8 Toward a New Departure in Feedback -- 2.9 The Development of Infra-Low Frequency Training -- 2.10 Toward an Understanding of Covert, Continuous ILF Neurofeedback -- 2.11 A Summary Perspective -- Notes -- 3. Toward a Theory of Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback -- 3.1 Introduction
3.2 Categories of Brain Dysfunction -- 3.3 The Trauma Model -- 3.4 Mechanisms of Regulation: Historical Roots of the Slow Cortical Potential -- 3.5 ILF Neurofeedback in the Frequency Domain: The Frequency Rules -- 3.6 A Resonance Phenomenon -- 3.7 Implications for Inter-hemispheric Coordination -- 3.8 Foundational Research in Characterization of ILF Neurofeedback -- 3.9 Summary and Conclusion -- Notes -- 4. Astrocytes and Infra-Low Frequencies -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Rhythmicity of the Brain and Energy Cycles -- 4.3 Implications for Neurofeedback -- Notes
7.2 Case Study #1: Bipolar I Disorder, Postpartum Mixed Episode -- 7.3 Case Study #2: Severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Severe Alcohol Use Disorder -- 7.4 Conclusion -- Notes -- 8. Remediating Brain Instabilities in a Neurology Practice -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Case Vignettes -- 8.3 Exploiting Neuroplasticity -- 8.4 Patient Selection -- 8.5 Prescribing Brain Training Protocols -- 8.6 Viewpoints: Neurofeedback Practice in a Neurology Office -- 8.7 Summary Statement -- Notes -- Part III: Specific Applications Areas of Neurofeedback
Part II: Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice Settings -- 5. Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice -- 5.1 O verview of the Clinical Process and Development of Individual Treatment Plans -- 5.2 Combining the ILF Approach with Proven Older Neurofeedback Methods -- 5.3 Closing Remarks for Neurofeedback Clinicians -- Notes -- 6. Neurofeedback in an Integrative Medical Practice -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Assessment and Screening -- 6.3 Case Presentations -- 6.4 Conclusion -- Notes -- 7. Neurofeedback in Combination with Psychotherapy -- 7.1 Overview
Summary "This thoroughly updated second edition of Restoring the Brain is the definitive book on the theory and the practice of Infra-Low Frequency brain training. It provides a comprehensive look at the process of neurofeedback within the emerging field of neuromodulation and essential knowledge of functional neuroanatomy and neural dynamics to successfully restore brain function. Integrating the latest research, this thoroughly revised edition focuses on current innovations in mechanisms-based training that are scalable and can be deployed at any stage of human development. Included in this edition are new chapters on clinical data and case studies for new applications; using neurofeedback for early childhood developmental disorders; integrating neurofeedback with psychotherapy; the impact of low-frequency neurofeedback on depression; the issue of trauma from war or abuse; and physical damage to the brain. Practitioners and researchers in psychiatry, medicine, and behavioral health will gain a wealth of knowledge and tools for effectively using neurofeedback to recover and enhance the functional competence of the brain"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Hanno W. Kirk, PhD, LICSW, has been a lecturer/trainer for the past 35 years and is the principal author of Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Medicine. After retiring from active college teaching and touring all-day seminars, he has been using neurofeedback since 2006 in his private practice in Lewisburg, WV. He has been a presenter at major national and international conferences on biofeedback and neurofeedback
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 20, 2020)
Subject Brain -- Physiology.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Brain -- Physiology.
MEDICAL / Neuroscience
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
Mental illness -- Treatment.
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
Form Electronic book
Author Kirk, Hanno W., editor.
LC no. 2019051084
ISBN 0429275765