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Clinical OrthopticsClinical Orthoptics has become established as a basic reference text providing fundamental information on anatomy, innervation and orthoptic investigation, plus diagnosis and management of strabismus, ocular motility and related disturbances. It is aimed at trainee ophthalmologists and orthoptic undergraduate students. Qualified orthoptists, general ophthalmologists and optometrists will also find valuable guidance in these pages. In this edition, the author has maintained the goal of producing …

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Eleven. Treating Addiction DisordersSubstance use disorders (SUDs) are among the most common psychiatric conditions, resulting in serious behavioral impairments and cognition decline. Acute and chronic drug abuse, drug dependency and drug withdrawal result in significant alteration of the electroencephalogram (EEG). EEG biofeedback has been used in the treatment of alcohol and mixed substance abuse in residential inpatient populations. More recent outpatient approaches have used quantitative EEG (qEEG) guided neurofeedback, neurof…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Two. An Introductory Perspective on the Emerging Application of qEEG in NeurofeedbackQuantitative EEG (qEEG) has become an increasingly common method of assessment in the field of neurofeedback. The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) has issued a position paper advocating its widespread use within the field, and many entering the field gravitate toward its use because of its empirical value in the assessment and determination of protocols for intervention with neurofeedback. At the same time, the neuroimaging field has also increasingly taken an interest…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Eight. Diagnosing and Treating Closed Head Injury: Exposing and Defeating the Mild Huge MonsterOne of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide is brain injury. Most cases are mild, and the prevalence of disability and its impact are not well known. In the last 20 years neuroimaging technologies have changed the way we approach traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially mild injury (MTBI), and its sequelae. New treatment tools have been emerging in parallel with diagnostic technologies. Here, these noninvasive tools will be reviewed, especially those with therapeutic value that h…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Six. Treating Attention Deficits and Impulse ControlNeuromodulation – or more specifically neurofeedback – as a treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) has long been practiced, and recent advances in research and equipment have provided information on how these neuromodulation techniques might work. Recent studies show promising effects of neuromodulation as a treatment for ADHD, but there are many differences between the methods used. Because EEG neurofeedback yields the best-documented results, commonly used EEG protoc…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Nine. Treating Thought DisordersThought disorders are one of the more debilitating of psychiatric disorders, and one of the more difficult to treat. The results of neuroimaging studies using EEG, qEEG, LORETA or VARETA with thought disorders will be discussed. The utility of electrophysiological methods in differential diagnosis and treatment will be discussed in detail. This chapter explores the use of various brain-based treatment modalities and technologies for the treatment of thought disorders. Neurofeedback, cranial elec…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Thirteen. Diagnosing and Treating Developmental Disorders with qEEG and NeurotherapyDevelopmental disorders cover vast, often overlapping diagnostic territories. Originating in childhood, many of these disorders continue to produce symptoms and functional difficulties throughout the individual’s life. Some developmental disorders have strong genetic components; others are of unknown etiology. Two of the most important are disorders of attention and seizure disorders, which are covered in separate chapters. This chapter focuses on autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabi…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Twelve. Neurofeedback for Seizure Disorders: Origins, Mechanisms and Best PracticesThis review provides an updated overview of both basic and clinical research literature, neurophysiological rationale and current methods of practice pertaining to clinical neurofeedback. While considering general issues of physiology, epilepsy and learning principles, it focuses on the treatment of epilepsy with sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) training, arguably the best established clinical application of EEG operant conditioning. The basic research literature provides ample data to support a very d…

Clinical Neurotherapy: Chapter Seven. Treating Mood DisordersDepression continues to be on the increase in the United States and worldwide, according to current statistics, which supports the need to expand potential treatment options beyond psychotropic medications. Psychotropic medications are still the primary approach to treatment and considered best practice in the medical community for mood disorders; however, studies show limited response rates to medication in participants but a high placebo response rate. This chapter explores the use of various …

Clinical Approach to Ocular Motility: Characteristics and Orthoptic Management of StrabismusNew version – Updated March 2016 In this, the 2nd edition of her original text on the theory, science, and treatment of common and uncommon disorders of the oculomotor system, Professor Ida Lucy Iacobucci, Certified Orthoptist, presents updated material on the many advances made in the field since her original text was first published in 1980. This book is based on her lectures to Orthoptic and Ophthalmology students and it encompasses over 50 years of clinical and teaching experience. Prof. I…