Comparing the Efficacy of Two Neurofeedback Protocols for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Status

Completed

Conditions

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Treatments

Device: EEG Neurofeedback

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06361953
IR.SBMU.MSP.REC. 1401. 161

Details and patient eligibility

About

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in adults, marked by excessive and uncontrollable worry about various events or activities. It is accompanied by symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, problems with sleep, and somatic symptoms. In addition, a critical and up-to-date comparison of different treatments for GAD is crucial due to their high costs and unsatisfactory outcomes. EEG neurofeedback training has not reached the same level of evidence as more extensively validated non-pharmacological treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.This study aimed to compare the efficacy of two protocols: one targeting alpha-theta amplitude increase and the other concentrating on SMR.

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Normal hearing and vision,
  • had never undergone neurofeedback sessions,
  • diagnosed as GAD by a psychiatrist,
  • no history of neurological disorders
  • undergoing other therapies

Exclusion criteria

  • started other treatments during the study
  • missed more than one session

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

40 participants in 2 patient groups

Alph-Theta
Experimental group
Description:
15 sessions of alpha (8-12Hz) and theta (4-8Hz) push on Pz based on 10-20 international system
Treatment:
Device: EEG Neurofeedback
Sensory Motor Rhythm
Experimental group
Description:
15 sessions of sensory-motor rhythm (12-15Hz) push on Cz based on 10-20 international system
Treatment:
Device: EEG Neurofeedback

Trial contacts and locations

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