Often, the first ADD treatment options suggested are those involving medicines and pharmaceuticals. However, these are associated with a range of side effects that can negatively impact a person's quality of life. In addition, it frequently requires multiple alterations to the specific medicines and dosages in order to discover the most effective of this option. However, there are other ADD treatment options that do not have the same associated situations or concerns but offer the same or higher level of effectiveness than medicinal options alone. Of course, this does not mean that the pharmaceutical option should be ruled out, only that other ADD treatment options are available that should be considered prior to engaging with the solely medicated option.Read More
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
For those parents who live with the child who suffers from ADHD, the question, "Can you cure ADHD?" comes up almost daily. Even though the symptoms can shift from day to day and run the gamut from mild to severe, the challenges of coping with a child who has ADHD can be daunting. While the answer to "Can you cure ADHD?" is a resounding "No," there is no reason to lose hope as there are several scientific treatments and methodologies that can help your child reduce or eliminate many ADHD symptoms, and that in turn, help you cope better with a day in the life of a child with ADHD.Read More
What is the science behind holistic ADHD treatments or more specifically does Neurotherapy (also known as neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback) work? It a simple question, however, there is no simple answer. ADHD and like it, ADD, are spectrum disorders with no particular cause in all cases and situations. As such, the effectiveness of holistic treatments can also range depending on the individual cases and circumstances involved. Established science has shown that the use of Neurotherapy does work in a majority of cases and thus is a recommended treatment for those who have ADHD or ADD. Does Neurotherapy work? For most people, it most certainly does.Read More
As of 2013, the World Health Organization has noted that over 39 million people experience some level of ADD or ADHD. Furthermore, the severity in the appearance of this disorder is inconsistent across the board as a result of fluctuations in external and internal factors. This has lead to ADD and ADHD to become one of the more commonly researched spectrum disorders, and the attention has lead to innovative therapies in ADHD and ADD treatment options. In fact, both Canada's and America's treatment guidelines recommend non-pharmaceutical treatments as the first line in treating both ADD and ADHD, especially in children.Read More
ADD - Not all types created equal
Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD comes in many forms. For many years, healthcare providers believed there was just one type of ADD. I noticed many years ago that the kids and adults with ADD had very different symptoms and very different brain map findings. Our neurobehavioral practice grew very quickly and we started identifying several different forms. Dr. Daniel Amen published in his book, Healing ADD, that there are actually 7 distinct types of ADD. I agree with Dr. Amen and have dealt with these 7 distinct types.