Announcing a Complementary
Procedure to Assist
People with Brain Injury

A bonk on the head may soon be forgotten or, even if remembered, judged unimportant. Nevertheless, mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a seemingly insignificant bump may result in symptoms that last for years.

Trauma to the head can result in cell death or stretched nerve fibers in frontal, temporal, or parietal areas of the brain. Post-concussive syndrome refers to symptoms that linger more than 12 months after injury. Often these symptoms persist despite a lack of physical evidence obtained by an MRI or CT scan.

Signs of Mild Tramatic
Brain Injury

Symptoms of post-concussive syndrome resemble those of ADD and ADHD or mood disorders. These may include:
  • difficulty concentrating
  • irritability
  • trouble planning
  • memory problems
  • recurrent headaches
  • socialization challenges
Sometimes impairments gradually appear after an apparently minor bump on the head and are never connected to the injury event. These symptoms go unrecognized for many years because they are subtle and not identified as brain trauma.

Promising Interventions for
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

The quantitative EEG is highly effective in identifying post-concussive syndrome. Neurofeedback is often effective in decreasing symptoms whereas more frequently used psychological and cognitive rehabilitation methods are not.

RESEARCH REPORT #1: the quantitative EEG is 96% effective in localizing post-concussive syndrome. Neurofeedback is frequently able to ameliorate symptoms due to traumatic brain injury and non-traumatic brain injury. This research paper can be found by clicking on the link below.

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The formal publication reference for this paper is:

Duff, J. (2004). The usefulness of quantitative EEG (QEEG) and neurotherapy in the assessment and treatment of post-concussion syndrome. Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, 35(4), 198-209.

A blow to the head can create injury to the brain not only at the site of the trauma itself, but also on the opposite side of the head as the brain ricochets back and forth against the skull. Further damage can occur from rotational stress from the blow that is maximal where different types of brain tissue (gray and white matter) connect. The study below summarizes some of the underlying processes involved as well as the stronger remediation that occurs using QEEG guided neurofeedback compared to traditional methods:

RESEARCH REPORT #2: This report summarizes a lot of information involving neurofeedback, the QEEG, reading disabilities, and traumatic brain injury. The key summary finding for the present discussion, however, is found on page 158. Billions of dollars spent on conventional methods to remediate cognitive and behavioral dysfunctions due to brain injury have produced very few tangible improvements. However, "[R]esearch completed to date and clinical reports show greater improvements with EEG biofeedback [i.e., neurofeedback]...."

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The formal publication reference for this paper is:

Thornton, K. E., & Carmody, D. P. (2005). Electroencephalo-gram biofeedback for reading disability and traumatic brain injury. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14(1), 137-162.

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