Studies confirm that children with ADHD can achieve great symptom control with services like neurofeedback and various behavioral therapies. Many adults, too, successfully use non-medical ADHD therapy in their treatment plans.
Behavioral Therapy for children, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for adults were named for addressing symptoms of ADHD in addition to Brain Training or Neurofeedback for addressing not only symptoms, but in a more physiological way than the aforementioned.
Neurofeedback uses brain exercises to reduce impulsivity and increase attentiveness in children and adults with ADHD. By training the brain to emit brain-wave patterns associated with focus, as opposed to those associated with day-dreaming, neurofeedback helps to rein in ADHD symptoms like impulsivity, distractibility, and acting out.
Typically, neurofeedback patients wear an electrode-lined cap while performing a complex cognitive task, such as reading aloud. A computer reads the brain activity then maps the areas of the brain where there is too much or too little brain-wave activity – the theoretical sources of the patient’s ADHD symptoms.
Neurofeedback also helps with various other conditions including: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Over-Reactions, Motivation Issues, Executive Function (which is sometimes confused with ADHD), and more.
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