EEG biofeedback as a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome: a controlled case report

Behav Med. Summer 1996;22(2):77-81. doi: 10.1080/08964289.1996.9933767.


EEG neurofeedback has been identified as a potential diagnostic and treatment protocol with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms. In the present case study, the authors applied an EEG neurofeedback biofeedback paradigm as a treatment modality with a CFS patient. Baseline data were acquired using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised and qualitative and subjective ratings of cognitive improvement. Test results and clinical findings revealed improvements in the patient's cognitive abilities, functional skill level, and quality of life. The patient showed significant differences in pre- and posttest levels on the Wechsler scale.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Beta Rhythm
  • Biofeedback, Psychology* / physiology
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology
  • Electroencephalography*
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / physiopathology
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / psychology
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wechsler Scales