Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD

Attention deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

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What is Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder ?

Attention is a basic process of brain function that enables us to focus and concentrate on one thing and ignore other distracting subjects.

Attention deficit disorder has different types and could be with or without hyperactivity. It is important to note that ADHD/ADD does not caused by poor parenting, or lack of intelligence, motivation, or effort. It is a medical disorder with neurobiological origin. This disorder also is genetically related. It means if a parent or a member of the family has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, there is a greater chance for their child to have it.

Attention deficit symptoms:

Adults and kids with attention deficit disorders, depending on the type of the disorder, could have different symptoms such as:

  • Problem with continues attention
  • Problem with concentration and memory
  • Lack of motivation and effort
  • Inability to learn from mistakes
  • Impulsivity
  • Hyperactivity
  • Difficulty organization and planning
  • Difficulty paying attention to details/making careless mistakes
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  Benefits of Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD

Recent studies have proved that people with ADD/ADHD who receive Neurofeedback therapy, experience a continuous decrease in unwanted symptoms over time. The positive effects of Neurofeedback will continue after completing the therapy.

Unfortunately, many people who have diagnosed with ADD/ADHD have other issues that mimic the same symptoms such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, or poor quality sleep. With brain assessment we can find out the real root of the symptoms and plan a unique training program according to the cause of the difficulty.

Neurofeedback is considered an effective drug-free option for attention deficit disorders with long term effects.

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