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Neurofeedback and ADHD  [For the purposes of simplicity we will primarily use the term ADHD  (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).  However much of the information included in this text will include ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) which is obviously not characterized by hyperactivity.]
The way that EEG biofeedback training works is that the subject is given information about how his or her brain is working at the moment, and the subject uses that information to learn to change and control his own brain waves. Neurofeedback may take at least 20 and up to 50 sessions to achieve the desired results.

Neurofeedback, unlike the commonly prescribed stimulants, has no negative physical side effects. It is a non-invasive form of therapy. Moreover the training appears to produce permanent alterations in learning and behavior. Other studies show that neurofeedback may have many positive effects, such as increasing IQ and helping to relieve anxiety.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics in an article entitled "Computer Feedback Can Help Students With ADHD Train Their Brains", published in March 2014, VOLUME 133 / ISSUE 3,.....  "Neurofeedback can contribute to lasting improvements for these children, according to this study".  Read More

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Neurofeedback’s use in treating ADHD is based on findings that measurements of brain activity in many individuals with ADHD indicate reduced activity in the prefrontal region and frontal lobes (cortical slowing). Neurofeedback treatment is designed to train individuals to increase the production of brainwave patterns that reduce or eliminate this cortical slowing, and thereby reducing or eliminating ADHD symptoms. One significant study, The Effects of Stimulant Therapy, EEG Biofeedback & Parenting Style on the primary symptoms
of ADHD (Monastra et. al. www.theadhddoc.com/Difadhd.rtf) found some strong evidence that Neurofeedback,
combined with stimulant medication, parent and school counseling, and demonstrated far better results that the same
combined modalities without Neurofeedback. 
For More Information On Combined Modalities The study was
conducted over a 12 month period with 100 children, predominantly male, average age 10.

The findings indicate that Neurofeedback is a viable form of treatment for childhood ADHD and is critical for adult
ADHD, where medication is less effective.Neurofeedback has its share of critics, many of whom have valid objections.
Unlike medication, the therapy hasn’t been rigorously tested in large, double-blind studies. Some experts also
claim that it isn’t clear from studies that have been done whether improvements in children are due to the therapy
or to one-on-one time with a therapist. Another criticism is that, while neurofeedback may sharpen attention in
some children,it doesn’t always improve the other problems associated with ADHD. While some experts admit that
neurofeedback has promise, they believe that it should be used only in combination with medication. “If I had a child
with ADHD, I might use neurofeedback as one part of the treatment regimen,” says David Rabiner, Ph.D., senior
research scientist at Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy. “But I wouldn’t use it instead of other
treatments that are better supported [by research].”

Neurofeedback is also used as an effective treatment for many other problems such as sleep disorders , Neurofeedback
has its share of critics, many of whom have valid objections. Unlike medication, the therapy hasn’t been rigorously tested
in large, double-blind studies. Some experts also claim that it isn’t clear from studies that have been done whether
improvements in children are due to the therapy or to one-on-one time with a therapist. Another criticism is that,
while neurofeedback may sharpen attention in some children, it doesn’t always improve the other problems associated
with ADHD.
 
Neurofeedback has been used as an effective treatment for many other problems such as anxiety, depression, autism, traumatic stress syndrome, as well as drug and alcohol addicition to name a few.  Visit ISNR The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research for more information on Neurofeeback and its benefits visit http://www.isnr.org/.

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Neurofeedback and ADHD

Neurofeedback - also known as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy - is an approach for treating childhood and adult ADHD. This technique challenges the brain to better function. This brain-based technique has been successfully helping clients around the world for over 30 years. It is a non invasive procedure with dramatic results for treating ADHD. 
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ADHD Neurofeedback



Neurofeedback and ADHD

Think of Neurofeedback as a personal training session for the brain. Training the brain to function at its maximum potential is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned and maintained. Brain training exercises the neural pathways that allow the brain to have better function in a variety of areas.

What is Neurofeedback and how does it work?  Watch the Video
Thank you Michael Cohen, President and Director of Training at
Center For Brain
http://thecenterforbrain.com

How it Works


There are billions of cells firing electrical pulses  which produce a field of electricity similar to a radio signal. Neurofeedback uses an electroencephalograph (EEG) to

measure this electrical activity in the

brain commonly referred to as brainwaves.  Brainwave information is sent to a computer where the information is displayed as a graph or even a video game which gives the

user feedback about their brain

activity or 'neuro' 'feedback'. 


Through attached sensors, an individual’s brain waves responds to certain stimuli which are measured in real time and the individual is taught to modify their cognitive responses, which translates into altered behavior.