Learning curves of theta/beta neurofeedback in children with ADHD

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Learning curves of theta/beta neurofeedback in children with ADHD

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: Learning curves of theta/beta neurofeedback in children with ADHD
Author: Janssen, T.W.P.Bink, M.Weeda, W.D.Gelade, K.N.Van, Mourik R.Maras, A.Oosterlaan, J.
Journal Title: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Issue: 5
Volume: 26
Start Page: 573
End Page: 582
Pages: 10
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Neurofeedback
Theta/beta-training
ADHD
Paediatric
EEG
Learning curves
Abstract: Neurofeedback is widely applied as non-pharmacological intervention aimed at reducing symptoms of ADHD, even though efficacy has not been unequivocally established. Neuronal changes during the neurofeedback intervention that resemble learning can provide crucial evidence for the feasibility and specificity of this intervention. A total of 38 children (aged between 7 and 13 years) with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of ADHD, completed on average 29 sessions of theta (4–8 Hz)/beta (13–20 Hz) neurofeedback training. Dependent variables included training-related measures as well as theta and beta power during baseline and training runs for each session. Learning effects were analyzed both within and between sessions. To further specify findings, individual learning curves were explored and correlated with behavioral changes in ADHD symptoms. Over the course of the training, there was a linear increase in participants’ mean training level, highest obtained training level and the number of earned credits (range b = 0.059, −0.750, p b = 0.004, 95% CI = [0.0013–0.0067], p = 0.005) and over the course of the intervention (b = 0.0052, 95% CI = [0.0039–0.0065], p https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01363544.
Uri: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00787-016-0920-8
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/57672
 

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