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J Clin Psychol. 2001 Jul;57(7):933-52.

Treatment of fibromyalgia incorporating EEG-Driven stimulation: a clinical outcomes study.

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Myosymmetries International Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. myoed@telusplanet.com

Abstract

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. EDS appeared to be the prime initiator of therapeutic efficacy. Future research is justified for controlled clinical trials and to better understand disease mechanisms.

PMID:
11406805
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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