ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can cause people to be easily distracted, impulsive, and inattentive. These symptoms are not a discipline problem, but can be directly related to underlying brainwave imbalances. Research estimates that 6 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD. The most common treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication. This medication does not work for every child and can have adverse side effects. A brain-based training program like Neurofeedback training does, however, offer promising results to both children and adults with this condition.
ADD/ADHD and the Brain
Brain scans show that ADD/ADHD brains produce more low frequency Delta and or Theta brain waves. They can also show a shortage of high frequency Beta brain waves which are linked to focus and impulse control. When there is an excess of Delta and Theta brain waves when someone is awake, this can also interfere with the function of Beta waves needed for clear cognitive thought.
How can Neurofeedback help with ADD/ADHD
The goal of Neurofeedback is to increase the brain’s capacity for Beta waves, while diminishing the heightened frequency of Delta and Theta waves. The training is fun and enjoyable. It’s designed to help the brain become more balanced. Neurofeedback helps improve the balance of the brainwaves, resulting in a reduction, or, in some cases, can eliminate the symptoms of ADD and ADHD entirely. The training uses the brain’s natural ability to learn to help it function in a more efficient, healthier manner. It uses the brain’s neural plasticity to help it develop new, more efficient pathways.
One patient’s experience
“Throughout my life I have struggled a great deal with ADD. It went from bad to worse when I entered High School. I started experiencing a lot of anxiety and depression because I couldn’t focus on my schoolwork and my grades were really suffering. I started Neurofeedback training, and after 30 sessions my whole world seeded to shift. I was able to focus in class and sit down at night and get my homework done. Neurofeedback seemed to knock down my barriers and I feel like I can meet my true potential.” Sierra W.
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If you or someone you know suffers from ADD or ADHD give Wells Neurofeedback Center a call at (847) 245-3202 for a free no obligation consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way we can.