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 […]Read More Downfalls of Medication for Treating ADHD
With roughly 7% world prevalence, ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in the world. Adolescent ADHD is characterized by problems with attention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. 30-65% of children with ADHD carry it into adulthood where the symptom of hyperactivity is re-titled “restlessness” (Mayer). Meta-analysis of fMRI studies of ADHD have uncovered there is a […]Read More ADHD: Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Neurofeedback(NF) research is showing that adolescent ADHD can be effectively treated without harmful, sometimes life long, medication. In a six month fallow-up comparing medication and NF, children that had NF treatment exhibited equal reduction of symptoms, but more “fundamental improvement” in academics (Pahlevanian). A past flaw with treating ADHD with NF has been the amount […]Read More Treating Adolescent ADHD With Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback(NF) is a form of biofeedback specified on neural activity. Most NF records the electrical activity of the brain, records it, and plays it back to the patient in real time. Believed to operate on the psychological theory of operant conditioning, NF provides immediate reward to the participant at the time of desired brain activity […]Read More What is Neurofeedback?
“The brain is like a muscle, with a phenomenal amount of plasticity, ability to grow and change, so if an individual wants to change their brain there is often an opportunity for them to do so purely by internal motivation. However, those who have clinically diagnosed brain problems don’t always have the same opportunities to […]Read More Neurofeedback: The Future of Treating Mental Disorders?