Event Title

The Efficacy of Neurofeedback when Applied to Post-Concussion Syndrome

Session Number

Q22

Advisor(s)

Lori Russell-Chapin, Bradley University

Location

B-110

Start Date

28-4-2016 1:35 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 2:00 PM

Disciplines

Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

Every year millions of people suffer concussions and need hospital care. Many patients are healed, but several are later diagnosed with what is known as Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), an adequate treatment for this condition is yet to be developed. This investigation was to determine whether neurofeedback could be used to treat PCS successfully. After conducting a preliminary electroencephalogram test followed by a head injury questionnaire and a problem checklist, neurofeedback treatment was applied to one patient. The final results were compared to the pre- test results. Five regions of the brain and respective brainwaves were treated, Sensorimotor Rhythm was aimed at Fz, O1, and Cz regions of the brain, Theta Alpha Gamma was aimed at FzPz, and Alpha aimed at Cz. After a period of twenty treatment sessions, the patient's condition improved, only a few symptoms remained. The data provides evidence that neurofeedback has a positive effect on those suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome.


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Apr 28th, 1:35 PM Apr 28th, 2:00 PM

The Efficacy of Neurofeedback when Applied to Post-Concussion Syndrome

B-110

Every year millions of people suffer concussions and need hospital care. Many patients are healed, but several are later diagnosed with what is known as Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), an adequate treatment for this condition is yet to be developed. This investigation was to determine whether neurofeedback could be used to treat PCS successfully. After conducting a preliminary electroencephalogram test followed by a head injury questionnaire and a problem checklist, neurofeedback treatment was applied to one patient. The final results were compared to the pre- test results. Five regions of the brain and respective brainwaves were treated, Sensorimotor Rhythm was aimed at Fz, O1, and Cz regions of the brain, Theta Alpha Gamma was aimed at FzPz, and Alpha aimed at Cz. After a period of twenty treatment sessions, the patient's condition improved, only a few symptoms remained. The data provides evidence that neurofeedback has a positive effect on those suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome.