“This study provides the first evidence for positive effects of NF in schizophrenia.”


schizophrenic thoughtsSchizophrenia is sometimes considered one of the most devastating of mental illnesses because its onset is early in a patient’s life and its symptoms can be destructive to the patient, the family, and friends. Schizophrenia affects 1 in 100 people at some point during their lives, and while there is no cure, it is treatable with antipsychotic medications. According to the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials for Interventions Effectiveness (CATIE), about 74% of the patients who have discontinued the first medication prescribed within a year will have a relapse afterward.

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Most of the participants were previously diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia, and their symptoms did not improve with medication. All 51 patients were evaluated using qEEG, …..

The participants who were able to take the MMPI and the TOVA showed significant improvements in these measures as well. Forty were followed up for more than 22 months, 2 for 1 year, 1 for 9 months, and 3 for between 1 and 3 months after completion of NF. Overall NF was shown to be effective. This study provides the first evidence for positive effects of NF in schizophrenia.

Read More..http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22715481

Clin EEG Neurosci. 2012 Apr;43(2):133-44. doi: 10.1177/1550059411429531.


Living Health Center for Research and Education, Istanbul, Turkey. neuropsychiatry@yahoo.com

Epub  2012 Mar 27.