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Biofeedback

Fehring, R.J. (1983). Effects of biofeedback-aided relaxation on the psychological stress symptoms of college students. Nursing Research, 32(6), 362-6.

Hawkins, R.C. II, Doell, S.R., Lindseth, P., Jeffers, V., & Skaggs, S. (1980). Anxiety reduction in hospitalized schizophrenics through thermal biofeedback and relaxation training. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 51(2), 475-482.

Hiebert, B.A., & Fitzsimmons, G. (1981). A comparison of EMG feedback and alternative anxiety treatment programs. Biofeedback & Self Regulation, 6(4), 501-516.

Hurley, J.D., & Meminger, S.R. (1992). A relapse-prevention program: Effects of electromyographic training on high and low levels of state and trait anxiety. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 74(3 Pt 1), 699-705.

Lehrer, P.M., Carr, R., Sargunaraj, D., & Woolfolk, R.L. (1994). Stress management techniques: Are they all equivalent, or do they have specific effects? Biofeedback & Self Regulation, 19(4), 353-401.

Rice, K.M., Blanchard, E.B., & Purcell, M. (1993). Biofeedback treatments of generalized anxiety disorder: Preliminary results. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 18(2), 93-105.

Roome, J.R., & Romney, D.M. (1985). Reducing anxiety in gifted children by inducing relaxation. Roeper Review, 7(3), 177-179.

Sarkar, P., Rathee, S.P., & Neera, N. (1999). Comparative efficacy of pharmacotherapy and bio-feedback among cases of generalised anxiety disorder. Journal of Projective Psychology & Mental Health, 6(1), 69-77.

Scandrett, S.L., Bean, J.L., Breeden, S., & Powell, S. (1986). A comparative study of biofeedback and progressive relaxation in anxious patients. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 8(3), 255-271.

Vanathy, S., Sharma, P.S.V.N., & Kumar, K.B. (1998). The efficacy of alpha and theta neurofeedback training in treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25(2), 136-143.

Wen L.S., Leu, P.W., & D’Amato, R.C. (1996). Evaluating the efficacy of a biofeedback intervention to reduce children’s anxiety. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52(4), 469-473.

Arns, M., Kleinnijenhuis, M., Fallahpour, K., & Bretler, R. (2007). Golf performance enhancement and real-life neurofeedback training using personalized event-locked EEG profiles. Journal of Neurotherapy, 11(4), 11-18.

McKnight, J. T., & Fehmi, L. G. (2001). Attention and neurofeedback synchrony training: Clinical results and their significance. Journal of Neurotherapy, 5(1-2), 45-62.

Norris, S. L., Lee, C-T., Burshteyn, D., & Cea-Aravena, J. (2001). The effects of performance enhancement training on hypertension, human attention, stress, and brain wave patterns: A case study. Journal of Neurotherapy, 4(3), 29-44.

Norris, S. L., Lee, C., Cea, J., & Burshteyn, D. (1998). Performance enhancement training effects on attention: A case study. Journal of Neurotherapy, 3(1), 19-25.

Rasey, H. W., Lubar, J. E., McIntyre, A., Zoffuto, A. C., & Abbott, P. L. (1996). EEG biofeedback for the enhancement of attentional processing in normal college students. Journal of Neurotherapy, 1(3), 15-21.

Valdez, M. (1985). Effects of biofeedback-assisted attention training in a college population. Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 10(4), 315-324.

Vernon, D., Egner, T., Cooper, N., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A., & Gruzelier, J. (2003). The effect of training distinct neurofeedback protocols on aspects of cognitive performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 47, 75-85.

Alhambra, M.A., Fowler, T.P., & Alhambra, A.A. (1995). EEG biofeedback: A new treatment option for ADD/ADHD. Journal of Neurotherapy, 1(2), 39-43.

Boyd, W.D., & Campbell, S.E. (1998). EEG biofeedback in the schools: The use of EEG biofeedback to treat ADHD in a school setting. Journal of Neurotherapy, 2(4), 65-71.

Carmody, D.P., Radvanski, D.C., Wadhwani, S., Sabo, M.J., & Vergara, L. (2001). EEG biofeedback
training and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in an elementary school setting. Journal of
Neurotherapy, 4(3), 5-27.

Fuchs, T., Birbaumer, N., Lutzenberger, W., Gruzelier, J.H., & Kaiser, J. (2003). Neurofeedback
treatment for attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder in children: A comparison with methyphenidate .Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 28(1), 1-12.

Grin’-Yatsenko, V. A., Kropotov, Yu. D., Ponomarev, V. A., Chutko, L. S., & Yakovenko, E. A. (2001). Effect of biofeedback training of sensorimotor and beta-sub-1EEG rhythms on attention parameters. Human Physiology, 27(3), 259-266.

Kaiser, D.A., & Othmer, S. (2000). Effect of neurofeedback on variables of attention in a large multicenter trial. Journal of Neurotherapy, 4(1), 5-15.

Linden, M., Habib, T, & Radojevic, V. (1996). A controlled study of the effects of EEG biofeedback on cognition and behavior of children with attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities. Biofeedback and Self Regulation, 21(1), 35-49.

Lubar, J.F., Swartwood, M.O., Swartwood, J.N., & O’Donnell, P.H. (1995). Evaluation of the
effectiveness of EEG neurofeedback training for ADHD in a clinical setting as measured by changes in T.O.V.A. scores, behavioral ratings, and WISC-R performance. Biofeedback and Self Regulation, 20(1), 83-99.

Monastra, V.J., Monastra, D.M., & George, S. (2002). The effects of stimulant therapy, EEG
biofeedback, and parenting style on the primary symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 27(4), 231-249.


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Yoga

Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and its ability to increase quality of life- Article

Effects of yoga on the quality of life of cancer patients- Article

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Birdee GS, Legedza AT, Saper RB, et al. Characteristics of yoga users: results of a national surveyJournal of General Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(10):1653–1658.

Bower JE, Woolery A, Sternlieb B, et al. Yoga for cancer patients and survivorsCancer Control. 2005;12(3):165–171.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition: Fitness Workers. Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site. Accessed at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htmon January 24, 2012.

Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Christian L, Preston H, et al. Stress, inflammation, and yoga practicePsychosomatic Medicine. 2010;72(2):113–121.

Lipton L. Using yoga to treat disease: an evidence-based reviewJAAPA. 2008;21(2):34–36, 38, 41.

Oken BS, Zajdel D, Kishiyama S, et al. Randomized, controlled, six-month trial of yoga in healthy seniors: effects on cognition and quality of lifeAlternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2006;12(1):40–47.

Raub, JA. Psychophysiologic effects of hatha yoga on musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary function: a literature reviewThe Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2002;8(6):797–812.

Ross A, Thomas S. The health benefits of yoga and exercise: a review of comparison studiesJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2010;16(1):3–12.

Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Wellman RD, et al. A randomized trial comparing yoga, stretching, and a self-care book for chronic low back painArchives of Internal Medicine. 2011;171(22):2019–2026.

Tilbrook HE, Cox H, Hewitt CE, et al. Yoga for chronic low back pain: a randomized trialAnnals of Internal Medicine. 2011;155(9):569–578.

Uebelacker LA, Epstein-Lubow G, Gaudiano BA, et al. Hatha yoga for depression: a critical review of the evidence for efficacy, plausible mechanisms of action, and directions for future researchJournal of Psychiatric Practice. 2010; 16(1):22–33.

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