Synergies - Winter 2019: Current State of fMRI Neurofeedback for Psychiatric Disorders

Dr. Kymberly D. Young presents different approaches and implementations of neurofeedback as an intervention for psychiatric illness is described, with a particular focus on major depressive disorder (MDD). 

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and explain non-invasive novel interventions for mental illnesses
  • Recall biological explanations to patients regarding the cause of certain symptoms 
  • Identify individuals who may benefit from neurofeedback 


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


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In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 1/8/2019 | Last Modified On: 2/8/2022 | Expires: 2/4/2023


January 8, 2019


February 4, 2023

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Kymberly D. Young, PhD

Kymberly D. Young, PhD

UPMC Department of Psychiatry

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