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Clin EEG Neurosci. 2017 May;48(3):217-230. doi: 10.1177/1550059416654849. Epub 2016 Jun 27.

Quantitative EEG Neurometric Analysis-Guided Neurofeedback Treatment in Postconcussion Syndrome (PCS): Forty Cases. How Is Neurometric Analysis Important for the Treatment of PCS and as a Biomarker?

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1 Living Health Center for Research and Education, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey.
2
2 Brain Power Institute, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Postconcussion syndrome (PCS) has been used to describe a range of residual symptoms that persist 12 months or more after the injury, often despite a lack of evidence of brain abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans. In this clinical case series, the efficacy of quantitative EEG-guided neurofeedback in 40 subjects diagnosed with PCS was investigated. Overall improvement was seen in all the primary (Symptom Assessment-45 Questionnaire, Clinical Global Impressions Scale, Hamilton Depression Scale) and secondary measures (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Test of Variables for Attention). The Neuroguide Traumatic Brain Index for the group also showed a decrease. Thirty-nine subjects were followed up long term with an average follow-up length of 3.1 years (CI = 2.7-3.3). All but 2 subjects were stable and were off medication. Overall neurofeedback treatment was shown to be effective in this group of subjects studied.

KEYWORDS:

EEG biofeedback; QEEG; TBI; Traumatic Brain Index; neurofeedback; neurometric analysis; postconcussion syndrome (PCS); traumatic brain injury

PMID:
27354361
DOI:
10.1177/1550059416654849
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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