Scientific support for Neurofeedback

Although neurofeedback is a relatively new treatment, there are a number of scientific studies that show its effectiveness for a variety of conditions, and more studies are underway. Below are hyperlinked articles for you to explore...


Neurofeedback is currently being used and studied at these institutions: 

Article References:

  1. Reiter K, Andersen SB, Carlsson J. Neurofeedback Treatment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Effectiveness of Neurofeedback on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Optimal Choice of Protocol. J Nerv Mental Dis. 2016 Feb;204(2):69-77
  2. Scheinost D, Stoica T, Saksa J, et al. Orbitofrontal Cortex Neurofeedback Produces Lasting Changes in Contamination Anxiety and Resting-State Connectivity. Trans Psychiatry 2013 Apr;3(4):e250
  3. Hammond DC. Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. J Adult Dev. 2005 Aug;12(2-3):131-137
  4. Moriyama TS, Polanczyk G, Caye A, et al. Evidence-based Information on the Clinical Use of Neurofeedback for ADHD. Neurotherapeutics 2012 Jul;9(3):588-98
  5. Lofthouse N, Arnold LE, Hurt E. Current Status of Neurofeedback for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Current Psychiatry Rep. 2012 Oct;14(5):536-42
  6. Peeters F, Oehlen M, Ronner J, et al. Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder - A Pilot Study. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 18;9(3):e91837
  7. Hammond DC. Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. J Adult Dev. 2005 Aug;12(2-3):131-137
  8. Williams LM. Amygdala-Guided Neurofeedback for Major Depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 1;174(8):717-718
  9. Rijken NH, Soer R, de Maar E et al. Increasing Performance of Professional Soccer Players and Elite Track and Field Athletes with Peak Performance Training and Biofeedback: A Pilot Study. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2016 Dec;41(4):421-430
  10. Pusenjak N, Grad A, Tusak M et al. Can Biofeedback Training of Psychophysiological Responses Enhance Athletes' Sport Performance? A Practitioners Perspective. Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Jul;43(3):287-99
  11. Graczyk M, Pachalska M, Ziolkowski A. Neurofeedback Training for Peak Performance. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2014;21(4): 871-5