All too often the terms ADD and ADHD are tossed around in the media, at school, and in the doctor’s offices around the country. The terms have become synonymous with unruly behavior or poorly raised children. The root cause goes much further into the structure and connectivity of the brain than parenting styles. As children enter into the school system, outbursts, lack of focus, and atypical behaviors are seen as disruptions. A quick fix is often the go-to solution. Yet, there are other long-term solutions that can be used treat “disruptive” conduct.
Parents of children with ADD/ADHD often find themselves at ropes end when attempting to calm the symptoms with medications. People often develop a tolerance to the medications or, as in nearly 30% of the affected population, those with ADD/ADHD show zero benefit from pharmaceutical interventions. There have been several studies that have shown that neurofeedback in an effective symptom-based treatment with as an adjunct therapy as well as a stand-alone treatment. One study in particular measured the cognitive flexibility in children with ADHD after thirty sessions of neurofeedback. The participants were divided into two groups, those with epilepsy and those without. The results showed “…significant differences were found for all groups of patients except…” those children with certain specific lobe epilepsies. This reflects the proposed theory that neurofeedback is a solid alternative or supportive therapy to those living with ADHD. Another research project looked at neurofeedback both with and without medication as valid treatment for ADHD. It found that “… the combined group obtained more benefits and that the neurofeedback group improved to a greater extent…” The study organizers concluded that neurofeedback is successful alternative to a strictly pharmacological approach. Parents of and children with ADD/ADHD should consider neurofeedback as a non-invasive alternative training that can relieve their symptoms without all of the system wide side-effects of stimulant medications typically used to treat ADD/ADHD.
Here at Red Tail Wellness Centers, we use the highest standard, scientifically proven and effective neurofeedback equipment from the The Clear Mind Centers.
Clear Mind Boulder specializes in spectrum disorders like ADD, ADHD, sensory processing, Asperger’s and autism. We focus on a patient centered health model to help you reach your highest potential.
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