Neurofeedback–An Effective Treatment for ADHD, Focus & Attention Issues
Are you or do you know someone who is struggling with attention and focus in the classroom or in life in general? Is medication the only treatment that you are aware of being offered to help? If so, check out Neurofeedback as an effective ADHD treatment.
Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive alternative option for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It teaches the brain to stay attentive and focused through self-regulation. It retrains the inefficient neural pathways into efficient neural pathways that more easily attend and focus to tasks. Neurofeedback has now been accepted by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Level 1 “Best Support” intervention for ADHD. Compelling published research supports its effectiveness.
The efficacy of neurofeedback has been documented in over fifty peer-reviewed, published journal articles. These research studies show that the effectiveness of neurofeedback is equal to or greater than any other therapeutic intervention for ADHD. In addition, the positive effects of NFB are maintained, and in some cases, even increase once the treatment ends. In contrast, the benefits of stimulant medication stop as soon as the medication is discontinued, and over 50% of the individuals taking a stimulant medication are reported to have one or more significant adverse side effects (e.g., poor appetite, irritability, stunted growth, and sleep problems). It is no surprise that individuals and parents of children with ADHD are fearful of using stimulant medications on a long-term basis and often seek a non-drug alternative.
For more information about neurofeedback and how it may help with attention/focus issues; please contact Pamela Key, Neurofeedback Practitioner at Counseling Associates for Well-Being. (706) 425-8600 or [email protected]