Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide

Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide

by Mark S. Schwartz




The definitive text in the field, this comprehensive volume provides state-of-the-science coverage of biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. With contributions from leading experts, the volume offers a unique combination of practical know-how and scholarly expertise. A wealth of information is presented in an accessible, streamlined style, with helpful glossaries featured throughout. Featured are detailed protocols for helping patients cultivate lower physiological arousal and for addressing an array of specific clinical problems: headaches, temporomandibular disorders, Raynaud's disease, essential hypertension, neuromuscular problems, elimination disorders, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898626810
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/1987
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark S. Schwartz, PhD, is on the Mayo Clinic Emeritus Staff; has a private practice in Jacksonville, Florida; and is Adjunct Professor at the University of North Florida.

Frank Andrasik, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and Professor of Psychology at the University of West Florida.

Table of Contents

IHistory, Entering, and Definitions
1A Historical Perspective on the Field of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology3
2Entering the Field and Assuring Competence20
3Definitions of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology27
4A Primer of Biofeedback Instrumentation43
5A Primer of Electroencephalographic Instrumentation88
IIIOffice Assessment and Compliance
6Intake Decisions and Preparation of Patients for Therapy105
7Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback Baselines: A Primer128
IVCultivating Lower Arousal
9Dietary Considerations: Rationale, Issues, Substances, Evaluation, and Patient Education181
10The Respiratory System in Applied Psychophysiology212
11Resonant Frequency Heart Rate Biofeedback245
12Problems with Relaxation and Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation, and Guidelines for Management251
13The Use of Audiotapes for Patient Education and Relaxation265
VDisorders Needing Lower Tension and Arousal
15Temporomandibular Disorders349
16Raynaud's Disease and Raynaud's Phenomenon369
17Biobehavioral Treatment of Essential Hypertension382
VIElectroencephalographic Biofeedback Applications
18Neurofeedback for the Management of Attention Deficit Disorders409
19Clinical Applications of Electroencephalographic Biofeedback438
20Biofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials in Epilepsy464
21The Thought Translation Device: Slow Cortical Potential Biofeedback for Verbal Communication in Paralyzed Patients471
VIINeuromuscular Applications
22Biofeedback in Neuromuscular Reeducation and Gait Training485
23Biofeedback-Assisted Musculoskeletal Therapy and Neuromuscular Reeducation515
24Psychophysiology for Performing Artists545
25Sport Psychology Applications of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback560
VIIIElimination Disorders
26Urinary Incontinence: Evaluation and Biofeedback Treatment591
27Fecal Incontinence622
28The Use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Disorders Associated with a Failure to Relax646
29Irritable Bowel Syndrome658
IXPediatric Applications
30Pediatric Headache687
31Pediatric Applications Other Than Headache696
XOther Applications
32Diabetes Mellitus727
33Tinnitus: Nothing Is as Loud as a Sound You Are Trying Not to Hear750
34Fibromyalgia Syndrome776
35Treating Special Populations795
XIProfessional Issues
36The Application of Ethics and Law in Daily Practice813
37Other Professional Topics and Issues835
38Evaluating Research in Clinical Biofeedback867
39The Frontier and Further Forward883

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews