With so many options in this day and age it can be difficult to find a beneficial and natural ADD/ADHD treatment for your child. Medications, therapies, treatments, they are all over the place! In reality there is not a “worst alternative medical treatment” for ADD or ADHD. Naturally some treatments may be less effective than others, or what treatments work at first may wear off. The same theory applies to alternative treatments. To be specific, no treatment is perfect for everyone, each and every case is different in some way. Therefore, to find what does work you should find a provider that will work best for your child to develop care options specific to their needs and goals. In other words, treat the person not the diagnosis.Read More
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
Topics: ADHD Treatments
In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics underwent a rigorous review of all the available data on neurofeedback. The following policy statement was developed from this review process:
The American Academy of Pediatrics approved biofeedback and neurofeedback as aLevel 1 or “best support” treatment option for children suffering from ADHD.
Research and clinical studies show many cognitive issues which are unresponsive to medication or psychotherapy often can be resolved within 20-40 Neurofeedback therapy sessions. Others require a greater number of sessions. Chronic, longstanding emotional and physical issues, including those complicated by substance abuse, can show marked improvement within 20 treatments.
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In 2009 one of the best clinical trials so far on the effectiveness of Neurofeedback on ADHD was published. In this trial researchers studied 102 children with ADHD, age 8-12 years, for 36 sessions of Neurofeedback and compared it to 36 sessions of computerized attention skills training as a the control. Researchers carefully rated progress using pre-training, intermediate and post-training assessments completed by parents and teachers. In their findings, researchers found that Neurofeedback was more effective than the control group doing only attention skills training and thus established clinical efficacy for Neurofeedback that was statistically significant.Read More
For individuals with ADD/ADHD, symptom control or mitigation is a major factor. While the ultimate goal is to effectively treat all aspects of ADD and ADHD, the specific symptoms are the primary factors that directly impact the quality of life. Therefore, reducing this impact or in effect, controlling ADD/ADHD is a crucial aspect of any treatment regimen. With this goal in mind, Neurofeedback works to provide effective control of ADD/ADHD and associated symptoms.Read More
Living with ADHD can be challenging, and part of this challenge can be discovering the right treatment options for your particular situation. The truth about most treatment options is that there is "no one size fits all treatment" that will work for each and every situation. Given that ADHD is a disorder that originates in the brain, it can make some treatment options risky to the individual, especially those considering pharmaceutical treatment options. Exploring natural treatment options that are proven effective and are backed by scientific research offer the potential to avoid the risks associated with other treatments and can potentially reduce the challenges you or your loved once face concerning ADHD.Read More