Comparison the effects of neurofeedback and medication on food craving and general health in overweight women
IntroductionObesity and overweight is One of the problems of this century in the field of mental health that according to the World Health Organization, The rate of obesity has doubled since 1980. The aim of this study is to examined the comparison of neurofeedback and medication efficacy on food craving, emotional eating and mental health of overweight women.
MethodFor this purpose 45 overweight persons were selected that randomly allocated to one of neurofeedback, medication and control groups. All three groups completed Food Cravings Questionnaire Trait, Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire before and after treatment.The data have been analyzed by MANCOVA and ANCOVA.
Findings: The results were shown no significant difference between experimental groups in food craving and mental health.. That means, the medication and neurofeedback are equally effective on food craving and mental health.
ConclusionConsequently the result of study shows that neurofeedback training like pharmacotherapy could be consider as a therapeutic intervention in overweight and obesity. Given that neurofeedback method had minimal complication and reversible,considered be as adjunctive treatment of obesity and overweigh.
Journal of Neuropsychology, Volume:2 Issue:8, 2017
117 - 130
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