Biofeedback remedy for ADHD
Brain training repairs circuits deficient in ADHD.
or ADHD is a common and serious problem that causes difficulty at home
and in school. The hallmarks are distractibility and impulsivity.
“You don’t listen” or “Sit still” are commonly heard.
Variants of ADHD may involve mood problems, defiant attitudes or
learning difficulties. Later in life ADHD causes tragedy in all
realms of life. Those with ADHD are more prone to job loss, broken
marriages, accidents, addictions and psychiatric problems.
established remedy for ADHD is stimulant medication. These pills do
increase the attention span for as long as the drug is in the blood.
But most pharmaceutical studies are short term. Medications
do not claim to prevent the risky behaviors that damage lives and
has been mounting for 35 years that brain wave biofeedback is a safe,
effective and efficient treatment for ADHD and many other disorders.
Indeed biofeedback has been shown to improve academic achievement,
musical talent and sports performance in the best and brightest
recent study by Beauregard used fMRI imaging to show that brain wave
biofeedback improved the circuitry of the brain in those with ADHD.
That study also showed significant improvement in performance
tests and behavior ratings where a control group showed no such
wave training is a form of biofeedback or biological feedback. In
all forms of biofeedback you monitor an aspect of your physiology and
train with a live display of your own output. In brain wave
training with an EEG you sit comfortably and let music and graphics
guide your mind toward relaxed concentration. This reduces excess
mental turbulence and allows the brain to find more efficient ways to
operate. The results are pervasive with broad benefits for mental
executive functions, mood stability and even improved quality of
drug studies, long term follow ups show that reduction of symptoms is
permanent with brain wave biofeedback. There are studies by
Monastra that show that children on stimulant medications can stop
taking their drugs without a resurgence of symptoms after EEG
Ames is a psychologist in private practice specializing in brain
biofeedback. He is located in Bala Cynwyd. His phone number
is 610-668-3223 and his web site is www.AlertFocus.com