EEG-Neurofeedback and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a case of Adolescent Anhedonia with Substance Misuse: Mood/theta relations

There is substantial evidence confirming the efficacy of Neurofeedback with applications in clinical, educational and optimal performance domains. However, a psychodynamically informed NF-approach needs exploration. A male (19y), college student whose first year was being seriously compromised after severe, 18-month, polydrug misuse, was treated with 11 sessions including a 2-month Follow-up of Neurofeedback combined with Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

EEG-Neurofeedback and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Adolescent Anhedonia with Substance Misuse: A Single Case Study

Background: There is substantial evidence confirming Neuro-feedback as an effective training method with applications in clinical, educational and optimal performance domains. However, a psychodynamically informed NF-approach needs further exploration. Method: A 19-year-old adolescent male, whose first college year was disrupted after a severe bout of polydrug misuse which lasted 18 months, was treated with 11 sessions of psychotherapy that included follow-ups with Neuro-feedback combined with Short-Tem Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.