Peer Reviewed Research and Publications

References by Category

ADD/ADHD

Nelson D, Esty M: Neurotherapy of attention deficit/hyperactivity symptoms. J Neuropsychiatry ClinNeurosci 22:14, 2011

 

Fibromyalgia

Esty ML: Reflections on FMS Treatment, Research, and Neurotherapy: Cautionary Tales. J Neurother 10:63-68, 2006

Esty ML, Liller, T: “The Network News” Fibromyalgia: The Search for Identity. National Women’s Health Network, 2001

Kravitz HM, Esty ML, Katz RS, Fawcett J: Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome using Low-Intensity Neurofeedback with the Flexyx Neurotherapy System: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trail. J of Neurother 10:41-58, 2006

Nelson DV, Bennett RM, Barkhuizen A, et al: Neurotherapy of fibromyalgia? Pain Med 11:912-919, 2010

 

TBI/ concussion

Esty ML: Treatment Results for Mild/Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury using EEG data provides quantitative information with predictive value for rehabilitation outcomes and treatment planning. Premier Outlook 3(4):56-58, 2002

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy for chronic headache following traumatic brain injury. Mil Med Res 2:22, 2015a

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy for Chronic TBI/PTSD Symptoms in Vietnam Veterans. J Head Trauma Rehabil 24:5,403, 2009

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy of TBI/PTSD in OEF/OIF Veterans. J Neuropsychiatry ClinNeurosci, 21:221-223, 2009

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy of traumatic brain injury/posttraumatic stress symptoms in OEF/OIF veterans. J Neuropsychiatry ClinNeurosci 24:237-240, 2012

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy of traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress symptoms in Vietnam veterans. Mil Med 180:e1111-e1114, 2015b

 

Headache/migraine

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy for chronic headache following traumatic brain injury. Mil Med Res 2:22, 2015a

“Neurotherapy for chronic headache following traumatic brain injury” David V. Nelson, PhD, and Mary Lee Esty, PhD, Military Medical Research (2015) 2:22 DOI 10.1186/s40779-015-0049-y

 

PTSD

*Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy for Chronic TBI/PTSD Symptoms in Vietnam Veterans. J Head Trauma Rehabil 24:5,403, 2009

Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy for pain in veterans with trauma spectrum disorders. J of Pain, 10:S18, 2009

*Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy of TBI/PTSD in OEF/OIF Veterans. J Neuropsychiatry ClinNeurosci, 21:221-223, 2009

*Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy of traumatic brain injury/posttraumatic stress symptoms in OEF/OIF veterans. J Neuropsychiatry ClinNeurosci 24:237-240, 2012

*Nelson DV, Esty ML: Neurotherapy of traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress symptoms in Vietnam veterans. Mil Med 180:e1111-e1114, 2015b

 

Study Abstracts

“Neurotherapy for chronic headache following traumatic brain injury” David V. Nelson, PhD, and Mary Lee Esty, PhD, Military Medical Research (2015) 2:22 DOI 10.1186/s40779-015-0049-y

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Neurotherapy of Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Vietnam Veterans” David V. Nelson, PhD, and Mary Lee Esty, PhD, Military Medicine, 180, 10:e1111, 2015

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“Neurotherapy of Traumatic Brain Injury/Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in OEF/OIF Veterans”   David V. Nelson, PhD, and Mary Lee Esty, PhD, The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2012; 24:237-240

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“Neurotherapy for chronic headache following traumatic brain injury” David V. Nelson and Mary Lee Esty  Military Medical Research (31 August 2015)

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“Neurotherapy of attention deficit/hyperactivity symptoms [Summary].” Esty ML and Nelson D. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 22:14, 2011. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Denver, CO, March 2011.

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“Neurotherapy of TBI/PTSD in OEF/OIF Veterans.” Esty ML and Nelson D. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 21:221-223, 2009.

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“Neurotherapy for Chronic TBI/PTSD Symptoms in Vietnam Veterans.” Nelson, D and Esty, ML. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, (24)5, 403, 2009.

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“Neurotherapy for pain in veterans with trauma spectrum disorders.” Nelson, D and Esty, ML. The Journal of Pain, 10:S18, 2009.

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“Flexyx Neurotherapy System in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: An Initial Evaluation.” Schoenberger, N., Shiflett, S., Esty, M.L. et al. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Vol.16, # 3. pp. 260 – 274. June , 2001.

The 2001 NIH-funded wait-list controlled pilot study of FNS treatment for TBI, documented significant positive change over 25 half-hour treatments, and at 3-month follow up. Dr. Mary Lee Esty conducted this study at the Neurotherapy Center of Washington (NCW) in cooperation with the Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, West Orange, NJ. (Schoenberger et al., 2001) The results demonstrated that FNS is “a promising new treatment for TBI.” Twelve participants were selected on the basis of having no expectation of any substantial improvement in functioning, either from the passage of time or further rehabilitation. Nine were classified as mild TBI and three as moderate TBI. The range of LOC was from 1 minute to 27 days, with TBI events occurring between three and 21 years pre-treatment. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitations had been completed. Quality of life, social, and economic benefits of FNS treatment were evident in that several returned to work at their pre-trauma level of functioning, six with full-time jobs, and the seventh in a university administrative post with a reduced load.

The findings of this study have important implications for those with chronic headache, Fibromyalgia (FM), or moderate cognitive problems of short-term memory, fatigue, and depression, all potentially symptoms from TBI. The changes in the study participants that also had a diagnosis of FM or other pain led directly to an unsolicited grant for the FM study with the Rush, Presbyterian, St-Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

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“Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome using Low-Intensity Neurofeedback with the Flexyx Neurotherapy System: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.” Kravitz, H.M., Esty, M.L., Katz, R.S. & Fawcett, J. The Journal of Neurotherapy. Vol.10, #2/3. pp. 41 – 58. 2006.

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“Reflections on FMS Treatment, Research, and Neurotherapy: Cautionary Tales.” Esty, M.L. The Journal of Neurotherapy. Vol.10, #2/3. pp. 63 – 68. 2006.

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“Treatment of Fibromyalgia Incorporating EEG-Driven Stimulation: A Clinical Outcomes Study”. Mueller, H., Donaldson, C.S., Nelson, D., Layman, M. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 57(7). 933-952. (2001).

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Articles and Publications

“Treatment Results for Mild/Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Using EEG Data Provides Quantitative Information with Predictive Value for Rehabilitation Outcomes and Treatment Planning”. Esty, M.L. (2002). Premier Outlook, Vol. 3(4), 56-58.

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In the National Women’s Health Network  “The Network News”  Fibromyalgia: The Search for Identity by Mary Lee Esty and Tamara Liller. May/June 2001.

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Other Publications

Neurotherapeutic Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using EEG-Based neurofeedback
By Mary Lee Esty, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.-C. & Emily Perlman, M.S., C.T.R.S.

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Heads Up!
Neurofeedback – A New Approach for Treating TBI
By Mary Lee Esty, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.-C.

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