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ADHD and Its Remedies

by learningdiscoveries on February 4, 2015

Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) suffer from symptoms such as lack of ability to stay focused and keep long attention span, inability to control behaviour, as well as hyperactivity.

ADHD is not obviously shown during the early childhood, but once the child starts school and has more tasks to complete and more social activities, it becomes more noticeable. Children with ADHD struggle to stay focused in class, make friends or complete simple tasks when they are at home. It is likely that children with ADHD carry the symptoms through their teenage years, making them appear less mature than their peers.

What causes ADHD?
There is no final conclusion on what is responsible for ADHD, but several studies pointed out that genes take a significant role in this matter together with other culprits such as brain injuries, diet and nutrition, and the social environment in the family.

Medication for ADHD
Medication is one of the most popular treatment for ADHD, however it comes with several side effects. It is common that patients taking medication to treat ADHD experience negative side effects including poor weight gain and loss of appetite as well as trouble sleeping, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression.

Brainwave patterns and Neurofeedback Remedies for ADHD
Neuroscientists of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) compared patterns of brain activity in adults ADHD suffered, adults who had childhood ADHD and adults without ADHD. They discovered critical distinctions in a brain communication network that operates when the brain is in a resting state and is not active or focused on any task.

The findings provide a great indication of a biological grounding for adults with ADHD and allow us to verify the diagnostic criteria for this particular issue.

The MIT team then conducted another study which reveals that the brain of adults who had recovered from ADHD during their childhood is restored to be the same as those who never had ADHD.

Neurofeedback is an alternative remedies for ADHD, which is based on the principle that the brain transmits different types of waves when we are in a focused state and when we are in a daydreaming state. This alternative remedies is to train the brain to release certain brainwave patterns.

The benefits of Neurofeedback linger after the session has ended and patients who undergo long term remedies can decrease (and sometimes cease) their medication.
At Learning Discoveries, we offer rigorous ADHD tests and neurofeedback remedies for children and adults. If you are interested to know more about ADHD and neurofeedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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Rosemary Boon

Registered Psychologist

M.A. (Psych),
Grad. Dip. Ed. Studies (Sch. Counsel),
Grad Dip. Ed. B Sc, Dip. Nut.
MAPS, AACNEM, ATMS, ISNR, ANSA.

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