Jan 1, 1975

Biofeedback and self-control of physiological functions: clinical applications

International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
P P Hauri

Abstract

The parameters amenable to biofeedback learning are mentioned, including brainwaves, muscle tension, temperature, the cardiovascular system, and others. A discussion follows of the clinical application of biofeedback in the treatment of such disorders as tension headaches, neuromuscular re-education, epilepsy, "dysponesis," cardiac arrhythmias, blood pressure and migraines. The usefulness of biofeedback has been demonstrated also in the field of psychotherapy for purposes of desensitization, treating anxious patients, encouraging specific personality changes, and indicating stress to patients.

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Nervousness
Gastric Juice
Epilepsy
Cardiovascular System
Diastolic Blood Pressure
Brain
Biological Feedback
Mental Suffering
Feedback - System Communication
Status Migrainosus

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