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Neurofeedback for ADHD: a review of current evidence


Holtmann, Martin; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund; Cortese, Samuele; Brandeis, Daniel (2014). Neurofeedback for ADHD: a review of current evidence. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 23(4):789-806.

Abstract

Considerable scientific effort has been directed at developing effective treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Among alternative treatment approaches, neurofeedback has gained some promising empirical support in recent years from controlled studies as a treatment of core ADHD symptoms. However, a recent stringent meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials published in 2013 found that the effects were stronger for unblinded measures and 3 recent subsequently published well-controlled trials found no effects for the most blinded ADHD outcome. Firmer conclusions must await upcoming evidence from larger controlled studies and future meta-analyses contrasting different forms of neurofeedback and different outcome measures.

Considerable scientific effort has been directed at developing effective treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Among alternative treatment approaches, neurofeedback has gained some promising empirical support in recent years from controlled studies as a treatment of core ADHD symptoms. However, a recent stringent meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials published in 2013 found that the effects were stronger for unblinded measures and 3 recent subsequently published well-controlled trials found no effects for the most blinded ADHD outcome. Firmer conclusions must await upcoming evidence from larger controlled studies and future meta-analyses contrasting different forms of neurofeedback and different outcome measures.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:October 2014
Deposited On:17 Feb 2015 14:25
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:56
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1056-4993
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2014.05.006
PubMed ID:25220087
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-106736

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