Biofeedback as a treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Anderson, Judy N.
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The purpose of this study was to examine biofeedback training and its relationship to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Six boys between the ages of 9 and 12 who were diagnosed as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder were randomly assigned to either an experimental or control group. The experimental group underwent 25 sessions of EEG biofeedback training. Pre- and post-test scores from the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery, the Attention Deficit Disorders Evaluation Scale-Home Version, and the Children's Depression Inventory were compared for the two groups. Traditional and non-traditional biofeedback data were analyzed for the experimental group. Results of this study found changes in traditional biofeedback data for the experimental group. However, these did not translate to changes in cognitive, achievement, or behavioral functioning.