Downfalls of Medication for Treating ADHD

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?


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