Neurofeedback and State Regulation in ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication (Out of Print)

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Author: Werner Van den Bergh, MD
Translator: Stephanie Clark
Publisher: BMED Press LLC
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Note: This book is out of print and no longer avaiable as the second edition will be released on January 31, 2017.

The original Dutch manuscript receives an English translation and is updated with recent neurofeedback and ADHD research. Dr. Van den Bergh, a Belgium neuro-psychiatrist and neurologist who is a noted expert in the field of neurofeedback and ADHD and operates a private center dedicated to neurodevelopmental disorders, delivers a powerful overview of the current scientific evidence for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a legitimate and distinct disorder, and brings together seemingly disparate research from diverse medical and psychological disciplines with a strong emphasis on EEG, sleep, and neurofeedback studies. Dr. Van den Bergh further argues that neurofeedback (also known as “EEG-biofeedback”) should be strongly considered as a front-line treatment of ADHD. In short, this book provides an advanced look at ADHD and its treatment through neurofeedback that is essential reading for psychologists, neurotherapists, psychiatrists, physicians, neurologists, and anyone interested to learn more about this complex disorder and its treatment.

Table Of Contents

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Brain Imaging
Ethical Use of Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice
Supplementary Therapeutic Measures
Basic structure of the book

Chapter 1: Attention, Self-Regulation, and State Regulation
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Self-Regulation Model

Chapter 2: The Functional Anatomy of Attention and Executive Functions
Three Phases of Attention
The Orienting of Attention
Executive Functions
Response Inhibition
Automatic Stimulus Categorization
Response Selection and Implementation
Working Memory and Reconstitution
Regulation of Emotion, Motivation (the Will), and
Activation State

Chapter 3: Self-Regulation, Executive Functions Embedded in Motivation
Error Related Negativity
Action monitoring

Chapter 4: EEG: Mechanisms of Attention and Self-Regulation
EEG and Underlying Brain Activity
EEG Frequency Spectrum and Attention
The Stabilizing Role of Sleep Spindles and SMR
Gamma Rhythms (35-45 Hz) EEG Activity:
Consciousness and “Focused Arousal”
Event Related Desynchronization (ERD) and Synchronization (ERS)
Alpha ERD and ERS
Beta, Theta, and Gamma ERD and ERS
Post Reinforcement Synchronization (PRS)
Phase and Coherence in the EEG
Cognitive Evoked Brain Potential
The Odd Ball Test: Processing of Incoming Information
Selective Attention: N100 (Electrically Negative Brain Wave After 100 ms)
Automatic Discrimination: N200 (Electrically Negative Wave After 200 ms)
Controlled Assignment of Meaning: P300 (Electro-Positive Wave After 300 ms)
Further Controlled Processing: LFN (Late Frontal Negativity)
The Go/No-Go Test: A Window on Behavioral Control
CNV (Contingent Negative Variation)
More Detail in EEG (Induced EEG Oscillations)

Chapter 5: Dynamic Organization of Vigilance in EEG
“Cyclic Alternating Patterns” and Alpha Fluctuations
Pink Noise and “Self-Organized Criticality” in Behavior
Pink Noise in the EEG
EEG Phase Resetting, 1/f Organization of Phase and Brain States

Chapter 6: Neurofeedback (EEG-Biofeedback)
Neurophysiological Effects of Ritalin and Dextroamphetamine
Neurofeedback: Method and EEG Indications
Threshold Values for Neurofeedback
Evolution of the EEG Over the Course of Treatment
First Neurofeedback Studies
Controlled Studies
Neurofeedback in American Schools
Double Blind Studies
Neurofeedback in Adults with ADHD
Changes in Cognitive Brain Potentials Following Neurofeedback
Pre- and Post-fMRI Studies of Neurofeedback for ADHD
Choice of Scalp Location and Training of EEG Frequency Bands
The Neurofeedback Process: Conscious and/or Unconscious?
What is Rewarding and Therefore Conditioning During a Neurofeedback Session?
Neuronal Changes During Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback Training Effects on Intelligence and Learning Difficulties
Dynamic Neurofeedback Leads to Self-Regulation: Regulatory Challenge Model
The Potential Importance of a Global Timing Mechanism (Global Self-Regulation Model)
40 Hz (35-45Hz) Neurofeedback

Chapter 7: Tomographic (LORETA) 3D Neurofeedback
LORETA (low resolution electromagnetic tomographic activity)
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neurofeedback (fMRI-neurofeedback)

Chapter 8: Slow Cortical Potentials (SCP) Neurofeedback
Slow Negative Cortical Potentials
A New Biological Approach to Cognitive Evoked Brain Potentials
Operant Conditioning of Slow Cortical Potentials (SCP Neurofeedback)
The Origins of Contingent Negative Variation (CNV) and SCP in the Brain
Can People Be Consciously Aware of Their Brain State (SCP)?
Activation by Transcranial DC Stimulation (tDCS), Micropolarization, and Neuroplasticity
Explanatory Models of SCP Neurofeedback

Chapter 9: ADHD: A Clinical System Perspective
An Introduction to the Clinical System Perspective
The Ability to Regulate a Global State
The Role of Activation Level, Rewards, Effort, Balance, Reinforcement, Novelty, Participation, and the Will in ADHD


Additional information

Weight.94 lbs
Dimensions9.2 × 6.1 × .6 in



Release Date

October 25, 2010




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1 review for Neurofeedback and State Regulation in ADHD: A Therapy Without Medication (Out of Print)

  1. Alan Fisher, PhD

    Neurofeedback And State Regulation In ADHD is definitely a ‘must read’ for all professions involved with ADHD and/or neurofeedback. Werner Van den Bergh brings together brain physiology as it relates to EEG patterns in ADHD, the importance of sleep EEG patterns in ADHD, slow cortical potentials, and more. Research studies from around the globe are presented as a background for consideration of various theoretical frameworks for understanding ADHD. An excellent book for healthcare professionals who want a deeper understanding of neurofeedback and the physiology of ADHD.

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