ADHD stands for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness affecting millions of children. It is common for ADHD to begin in childhood and can persist into adulthood. ADHD can include a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Children with ADHD may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. ADHD is caused by brain wave patterns that are too fast and too slow.
Benefit of Neurofeedback for ADHD Symptoms
Research has proven that neurofeedback treatment is an effective alternative intervention for reducing ADHD symptoms. Neurofeedback levels out theta and beta power in the brain which can help decrease symptoms of ADHD. It works by addressing the underlying brain problems through improving the person’s ability for self-regulation of brain activity. Some no longer need medications after neurofeedback treatment.
Neurofeedback can be highly beneficial for adults and children. It helps the brain become calmer, more focused, and less impulsive allowing the individual to take control of brain performance. Health professionals have reported over 85% of clients with ADHD learn to increase focus, reduce impulsivity, and manage behavior.
Unlike medication, neurofeedback causes minimal to no side effects. The most commonly reported side effect is a feeling of tiredness after a session.