Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

Carolyn Yucha, Doil Montgomery
2004
Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Practice

Biofeedback and applied psychophysiology continues to be a vital, growing field. The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) originally created this efficacy series to summarize the current state of knowledge in the field. As you will see, there are a significant number of clinical problems for which biofeedback and applied psychophysiology are “efficacious” or “probably efficacious.” Biofeedback is no longer an “alternative” treatment modality but a clear first choice for some conditions and an excellent adjunctive treatment for others.

This is the most comprehensive document of its kind on the efficacy of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. The last edition of this work covered 37 areas; this one covers 41. The content of these areas has been updated to reflect current knowledge.

The work summarized in this volume represents the efforts of several individuals: the investigators who do the difficult task of organizing and running clinical trials and Doil Montgomery and Carolyn Yucha, who took time to carefully summarize the available evidence. To all: We thank you for your hard work and for your vision in moving the field forward.