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Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

The Attention Deficit Disorders which include ADHD and ADD are usually diagnosed in early childhood or pre-adolescence, although sometimes they are undiagnosed until adulthood. Hyperactivity need not be present, although it is usually the behavior that gets the most attention. Hyperactive children are sometimes aggressive; they command a lot of teacher attention and will usually result in their identification and referral (usually for medication). Perhaps the most unrecognized problem is the child who is merely inattentive without hyperactivity or aggression/acting out. These children are often merely classified as lazy, inattentive, daydreamers or underachievers. Sometimes they are cruelly mislabeled as being "stupid". ADD/ADHD has no relation to intelligence and individuals of all intellectual ability are diagnosed with this disorder. Oftentimes, the brighter the person, the later the diagnosis, since they often develop compensatory or adaptive mechanisms that mask their problems with focus and concentration.

Two separate and complementary treatment modalities that are successfully used for treatment of these disorders are neurofeedback and Interactive Metronome (opens in new window).

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Resources
Attention deficit disorder, neurofeedback and cognitive therapy - Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review and Commentary
JS Online: Brain-wave workout may help attention troubles
Neurofeedback for ADHD
 

 

 

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