Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are common issues for both children and adults. Symptoms may include:
- narrow focus on the present moment
- lack of attention to details
- lack of body awareness and control
- prone to distraction
- failure to consider the consequences of behavior
- difficulty with organization
- difficulty with sustained projects and following through with chores
- frequent fidgeting or squirming
- very active, difficulty sitting still
- talking excessively
- blurting out answers, not waiting their turn
Individuals with ADHD/ADD often perform poorly in school and in the workplace, even though they may be highly intelligent and creative. These attention issues are often inherited, with the condition appearing in multiple generations of the family.
The most common treatment for ADHD/ADD is medication, but when the medications are stopped, the condition returns. Neurofeedback can be a highly effective alternative because it allows the areas of the brain that control arousal and focus to learn how to self-regulate. Neurofeedback can improve school, sport, and work performance, as well as social skills and self esteem. Unlike medication, the effects of neurofeedback training are often lasting, although occasional "touch-ups" are sometimes necessary in order to maintain the progress.
In this video, a boy who had ADHD describes his experiences before and after training with neurofeedback.
Contact me, if you're wondering whether you or your child might benefit from neurofeedback brain training.