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Biofeedback, Third Edition: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 3

Biofeedback, Third Edition: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 3

by Mark S. Schwartz, Frank Andrasik


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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, including helpful glossaries 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: 9781593852337
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 06/20/2005
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 930
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(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

I. History, Entering, and Definitions
1. A Historical Perspective on the Field of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology, Mark S. Schwartz and R. Paul Olson
2. Entering the Field and Assuring Competence, Mark S. Schwartz and Doil D. Montgomery
3. Definitions of Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology, Nancy M. Schwartz and Mark S. Schwartz
II. Instrumentation
4. A Primer of Biofeedback Instrumentation, Charles J. Peek
5. A Primer of Electroencephalographic Instrumentation, Nicola Neumann, Ute Strehl, and Niels Birbaumer
III. Office Assessment and Compliance
6. Intake Decisions and Preparation of Patients for Therapy, Mark S. Schwartz
7. Psychophysiological Assessment and Biofeedback Baselines: A Primer, John G. Arena and Mark S. Schwartz
8. Compliance, Mark S. Schwartz
IV. Cultivating Lower Arousal
9. Dietary Considerations: Rationale, Issues, Substances, Evaluation, and Patient
Education, Keith I. Block, Mark S. Schwartz, and Charlotte Gyllenhaal
10. The Respiratory System in Applied Psychophysiology, Richard N. Gevirtz and Mark S. Schwartz
11. Resonant Frequency Heart Rate Biofeedback, Richard N. Gevirtz and Paul Lehrer
12. Problems with Relaxation and Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation, and Guidelines for Management, Mark S. Schwartz, Nancy M. Schwartz, and Vincent J. Monastra
13. The Use of Audiotapes for Patient Education and Relaxation, Mark S. Schwartz
V. Disorders Needing Lower Tension and Arousal
14. Headache, Mark S. Schwartz and Frank Andrasik
15. Temporomandibular Disorders, Alan G. Glaros and Leonard Lausten
16. Raynaud's Disease and Raynaud's Phenomenon, Mark S. Schwartz and Keith Sedlacek
17. Biobehavioral Treatment of Essential Hypertension, Angele McGrady and Wolfgang Linden
VI. Electroencephalographic Biofeedback Applications
18. Neurofeedback for the Management of Attention Deficit Disorders, Joel F. Lubar
19. Clinical Applications of Electroencephalographic Biofeedback, Vincent J. Monastra
20. Biofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials in Epilepsy, Ute Strehl
21. The Thought Translation Device: Slow Cortical Potential Biofeedback for Verbal Communication in Paralyzed Patients, Andrea Kübler, Susanne Winter, and Niels Birbaumer
VII. Neuromuscular Applications
22. Biofeedback in Neuromuscular Reeducation and Gait Training, David E. Krebs and Timothy L. Fagerson
23. Biofeedback-Assisted Musculoskeletal Therapy and Neuromuscular Reeducation, Eric R. Fogel
24. Psychophysiology for Performing Artists, Marcie Zinn and Mark Zinn
25. Sport Psychology Applications of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, Wesley Sime
VIII. Elimination Disorders
26. Urinary Incontinence: Evaluation and Biofeedback Treatment, Jeannette Tries and Eugene Eisman
27. Fecal Incontinence, Jeannette Tries and Eugene Eisman
28. The Use of Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Disorders Associated with a Failure to Relax, Jeannette Tries and Eugene Eisman
29. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Mark S. Schwartz and Sami R. Achem
IX. Pediatric Applications
30. Pediatric Headache, Frank Andrasik and Mark S. Schwartz
31. Pediatric Applications Other Than Headache, Timothy P. Culbert and Gerard A. Banez
X. Other Applications
32. Diabetes Mellitus, Angele McGrady and Barbara Bailey
33. Tinnitus: Nothing Is as Loud as a Sound You Are Trying Not to Hear, Herta Flor and Mark S. Schwartz
34. Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Mark S. Schwartz and Jeffrey M. Thompson
35. Treating Special Populations, Mark S. Schwartz and Frank Andrasik
XI. Professional Issues
36. The Application of Ethics and Law in Daily Practice, Sebastian Striefel
37. Other Professional Topics and Issues, Sebastian Striefel, Robert Whitehouse, and Mark S. Schwartz
38. Evaluating Research in Clinical Biofeedback, Mark S. Schwartz and Frank Andrasik
XII. Frontier
39. The Frontier and Further Forward, Mark S. Schwartz and Frank Andrasik


Biofeedback practitioners from any professional background, including clinical, counseling, and health psychology; behavioral medicine; and allied health fields. Serves as a core text in graduate-level courses in biofeedback, applied psychophysiology, and behavioral medicine and therapy.

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