On A Different Wavelength

Psychologist Elsa Telser Baehr treats depression by training patients' brains to change their moods.

Taking Control - Chicago Tribune Article July 29, 2001


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Baehr, Elsa; Miller, Laura; Rosenfeld, J. Peter; Baehr, Rufus. “Changes in frontal brain asymmetry associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder: A single case study.” Journal of Neurotherapy. Vol 8(1) 2004, 29-42.

Baehr, Elsa; Rosenfeld, J. Peter; Baehr, Rufus; Earnest, Carolyn. “Clinical use of an alpha asymmetry neurofeedback protocol in the treatment of mood disorders.” Evans, James R (Ed); Abarbanel, Andrew (Ed). (1999). Introduction to quantitative EEG and neurofeedback. (pp. 181-201). xxi, 406 pp. San Diego, CA, US: Academic Press.

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Baehr, Elsa; Rosenfeld, J. Peter; Baehr, Rufus; Earnest, Carolyn. “Comparison of two EEG asymmetry indices in depressed patients vs. normal controls.” International Journal of Psychophysiology. Vol 31(1) Dec 1998, 89-92.

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Baehr E., Rosenfeld, JP., Miller, Laura., Baehr, Rufus. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and Changes in Frontal Alpha Asymmetry. International Journal of Psychophysiology; Vol 52 (2004) 159-167 

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