A child’s mind is steeped in possibility, creativity, curiosity and wonder. But when he starts showing signs of ADHD (or a learning challenge — or both) — what then?
A dysregulated brain may be excessively active when it should be calm or under-stimulated when it should be focused. Most of the ways in which the brain gets off track or becomes dysregulated are short lived, and the brain auto-corrects over a short time. But, when it doesn’t…. that can lead to dysfunctional brain wave states and subsequent undesired symptoms and emotional states related to ADHD.
Neurofeedback can help people who are experiencing brain wave dysregulation to retrain their brain and recover optimum neural functioning.
- Alarming statistic time: 70% or more of children with ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD.
- In 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) upgraded neurofeedback’s effectiveness to Level One — the same rating given to medications for ADHD.
- According to the AAP, neurofeedback is as effective as medication for treating symptoms related to ADHD. Conclusion from Trial Study: “Neurofeedback participants made more prompt and greater improvements in ADHD symptoms, which were sustained at the 6-month follow-up, than did CT participants or those in the control group. This finding suggests that neurofeedback is a promising attention training treatment for children with ADHD. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/3/483
- While many kids with ADHD outgrow it, about 60% still have it as adults. Adult ADHD seems to affect men and women equally.
- Classic symptoms such as inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity often remain and have a significant impact on various aspects of adult life.
- If you have adult ADHD, you may find it hard to:
- Follow directions
- Remember information
- Organize tasks
- Failure to finish