Problems with the continued proliferation of unsubstantiated psychophysiological techniques being promulgated and sold for clinical use
This journal is dedicated to publishing studies and reviews which assist our readers to recognize psychophysiological techniques, assessments, and interventions likely to be useful in a wide range of situations. Sadly, this includes informing readers when psychophysiological techniques are being promulgated and sold without sufficient evidence to support their claims of efficacy. This is crucially important because it is all too easy for most of us to mistake sales pitches supposedly supported by poor and non-existent research, testimonials, and the like for actual evidence of efficacy. Thus, readers can’t easily determine whether the technique in question has sufficient support to warrant its use. The journal will begin publishing thorough reviews of such techniques in the next few issues beginning with a review of low current and audiovisual stimulation techniques. An example of a technique which may well be effective but is being promulgated with claims far beyond the research demonstrating its efficacy is the LENS system currently being sold to treat a wide variety of clinical problems.
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