About Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, or “brainwave biofeedback,” has had enormous growth as a clinical field since 1989 when I brought it into my practice of mind-body medicine at the Self-Regulation Medical Group. Today, there are a variety techniques and equipment being used. We educate you about them all and help you choose the

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Our Approach

Our objective is to tailor an individualized treatment program for each individual. Thomas M. Brod, M.D. is a Board Certified psychiatrist; however he prescribes many forms of treatment. As a rule, medication is prescribed only when needed to augment other treatments. Self-regulation is our ideal, and we aim to

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News / Posts

New research uses EEG information, specifically "evoked potential" methods, to make even firmer the connection between severity of autism (ASD) and problems in sensory processing. The American Psychiatric Association put out a bulletin recently discussing the research of Sophie Molholm PhD and

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From Dr. Brod

Shame and anxiety (hidden or tormentingly on the surface) are key discomforts in each person; however, everyone is miraculously unique. In my practice, we aim to pinpoint the help you need and offer the quickest and most lasting treatment appropriate. Sometimes that is intensive psychotherapy

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Recent Blog Posts

More Troubling Football Injury News

News reports this week confirm the danger of severe long-term brain injury to football players, including those who played in high school and college.  Earlier studies had indicated that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 face a higher risk of neurological deficits as adults.  The American Psychiatric Association reported the […]


Pigoons and Astrocytes

I have piles of fascinating intentions on my desk(s).  Lotsa interesting science news comes by that I’d like to abstract for this blog.  And rarely get to.  This one is unique and too important to be put off.  It’s about human glial cells…and how, when grown in mouse brains, the mice get smarter.   Reminds […]

Whidbey Island Summer School 2015

I’ve organized over 50 meetings and events, a particular way of learning I enjoy, and the ISTDP Summer School on Whidbey Island, Puget Sound, this year has to rank as my favorite.  We had 21 students (and four teachers) representing every continent on the globe but Antarctica at the Captain Whidbey Inn about three hours […]

Psychiatry Keeps Moving–New Science, New Thinking

Some recent readings I have come across…demonstrate that conceptual changes are always on the horizon. Two new areas of thinking about depression are emerging from basic and clinical research on brain inflammation and ketamine, an NMDA receptor antagonist. To my mind, the most revolutionary change concerns brain inflammation and depression. A different direction in biological psychiatry and depression comes from the numerous recent studies pointing to Ketamine’s rapid antidepressant effect.

Mike Fender, Indianapolis Star, Nov. 14, 2013

Just Trying to Think Clearly after Head Injury Can Slow Recovery

Talk about vicious circles: the stress of trying to think clearly can impair the ability to recover clear thinking.  A very strong piece of reporting by Robert Lee Hotz, titled REPERCUSSIONS IN SCHOOL FROM CONCUSSIONS ON THE FIELD, appeared recently in the Wall Street Journal.  Hotz’s investigation confirms that “almost every concussion leaves the brain […]