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Nursing

1-1-2008

Evidence-based practice in biofeedback and neurofeedback
Carolyn B. Yucha
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, carolyn.yucha@unlv.edu

Doil Montgomery

Repository Citation
Yucha, Carolyn B. and Montgomery, Doil, "Evidence-based practice in biofeedback and neurofeedback" (2008). Faculty Publications (N). Paper 1.http://digitalcommons.library.unlv.edu/nursing_fac_articles/1

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As of: May 28, 2009 Tracking No. 809b9d2c Comments Due: May28, 2009

Docket: IRS-2009-0008 Request for Information for Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 Comment On: IRS-2009-0008-0001 Request for Information Regarding the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 Document: IRS-2009-0008-0077 Comment on FR Doc # E9-09629

Submitter Information
Name: DavidL. Stumph Address: Wheat Ridge, CO, Submitter's Representative: Barbara Trumbo Organization: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

General Comment
May 22, 2009 Dear Sirs: I am writing in reference to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury’s invitation for public comments through a Request for Information (RFI) regarding issues related to theWellstone - Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, HR-6983. On behalf of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), I am contacting you to offer our strong support for this legislation. Parity in reimbursement for diagnoses, procedures and treatments for insurance coverage related to mental health treatment is essential for the well-being of the USpopulation in addressing mental health disorders. Biofeedback and neurofeedback are well accepted and scientifically supported modalities that have been used in the successful treatment of mental health disorders for many years. They have been overlooked for their efficacy and their cost-effective approach. These modalities provide patients with training and the ability to self-regulate inaddressing numerous disorders. In many instances, bio and neurofeedback treatments can eliminate the need for extensive and costly pharmaceutical therapies

that can have far-reaching harmful side-effects, none of which are present with bio and neurofeedback. Therefore, these modalities need to be recognized in the manner that you have proposed. In support of these modalities, please find a copy ofour publication, Evidence-Based Practice for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, attached. You will find that these treatment modalities are scientifically supported for a significant number of disorders, not only in treating mental health disorders, but also for a number of other medical diagnoses. Thank you for taking this important initiative. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you havequestions or need additional information. Sincerely, David L. Stumph, IOM, CAE Executive Director dstumph@resourcenter.com

Attachments
IRS-2009-0008-0077.1 Comment on FR Doc # E9-09629 IRS-2009-0008-0077.2 Comment on FR Doc # E9-09629

Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback
C AROLYN Y UCHA , P H .D. D OIL M ONTGOMERY, P H .D.

Association for Applied Psychophysiologyand Biofeedback (AAPB)
Founded in 1969, AAPB is the foremost international association for the study of biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. AAPB is an interdisciplinary organization representing the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, education, counseling, and others. The mission of AAPB is to advance the...
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