Neurofeedback training causes sustained reduction of epileptic seizures

A follow-up study of Tübingen University, Germany, shows that the training of the slow cortical potentials can sustainably improve symptoms of intractable epilepsy.

21 January 2015

University of Tübingen, Germany

Even more than 10 years after completion of a controlled clinical trial on SCP training in intractable epilepsie, those participants, who had taken part in the follow-up evaluation, were still able to control their SCPs during the feedback condition. Even more, there was a significant decrease in seizure frequency 10 years after the end of the neurofeedback training.

Besides the very small sample size in the follow-up evaluation, the scientists conclude that SCP training may be considered as a treatment for patients with intractable epilepsie and as an adjunct to conventional therapy.

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