Re-training the injured brain: a case series in sLORETA neurofeedback as an acute concussion intervention in youth
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ix, 137 pages
DepartmentTowson University. Department of Psychology
Concussion incidence rates are at epidemiological levels and rising (Giza & Hovda, 2001). Concussion symptoms caused by underlying cortical deregulation and functional disturbances (McCrory et al., 2017), which can be measured by quantitative EEG (Rapp et al., 2015), interrupt the daily functioning of the injured person. The principle investigator hypothesized that neurofeedback would reduce symptoms and improve recovery time compared to rest and recovery alone. Concussed youth completed a series of QEEG-guided neurofeedback sessions. QEEG measurements, cognitive scores, and symptoms were tracked from injury to recovery and compared to individuals not receiving neurofeedback. This pilot study revealed a potential non invasive treatment option for concussion which warrants further study.