Stimulant medication has become the “gold standard” in ADHD treatment, but it is in no way gold. Stimulant medication can, rarely, have serious, life-threatening effects (Madelon ). On top of that, medication is often a n expensive life-long commitment. When it is stopped the original ADHD symptoms being treated often re-emerge along with guaranteed side effects, such as; insomnia and loss of appetite. With possible health implication there is also the possibility that medication simply will not work,13.2 to 64% of people with clinically diagnosed ADHD will not experience complete elevation of symptoms from medication alone (Pahlevavian). The demand for a better, healthier, longer lasting, and more reliable treatment is there, could Neurofeedback be the solution?
- Madelon A. Vollebregt, et al. “What Future Research Should Bring to Help Resolving the Debate about the Efficacy of EEG-Neurofeedback in Children with ADHD.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2014. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00321.https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00321/full.
- Pahlevanian, Aliakbar1, et al. “Neurofeedback Associated with Neurocognitive-Rehabilitation Training on Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).” International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, vol. 15, no. 1, Feb. 2017, pp. 100–109. EBSCOhost, http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.rrcc.idm.oclc.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=12&sid=4bd909f3-77da-48cf-9d5e-095f53beeaff%40pdc-v-sessmgr01.