Oak Brook IL ADD/ADHD Specialist
- Anxiety disorders also may be present in as many as 10% to 40% of teens with ADHD. 1
- 20% to 30% of teens with ADHD have a co-existing mood disorder, such as depression. 2
Brain mapping and testing can illustrate what neural networks are not working as well as they should. Various approaches can then be implemented specifically to strengthen the patient’s brain weaknesses.
Therapeutic response can then be compared to baseline to determine rate of progress.
Studies that have explored neurofeedback as a method for improving functioning and regulation have generally been very positive which has led the International Society for Neuronal Regulation to classify EEG Neurofeedback as a Level 1 method for cognitive symptoms.
Neuroscience research has clearly demonstrated that ADD/ADHD is a brain related issue, not merely a problem with “not trying hard enough.” The frontal lobes are most often related to symptoms of ADD and the ADD brain tends to produce too much slow frequency, though not all individuals with ADD have the same exact pattern.
Red areas represent abnormal brain wave balance.
Improved brain wave balance after 11 weeks of training.
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  For Parents and Caregivers: ADHD Information for Teens. http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Teens/ADHD-Information-for-Teens.aspx