ADHD treatment

ADHD & Air-Pollution: Evidence for a link

ADHD Air pollution

A study conducted in the University Hospital in Munich in Nov 2018 has found a link between ADHD and air-pollution. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a frequently occurring neurodevelopmental disorder, symptoms of which first appear in early childhood. Etiology of ADHD is not well understood and many researchers have looked for causes in order to…

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Neurofeedback increases motor coordination in children with ADHD

ADHD neurofeedback fine motor skills

A study published  in August 2018 by Urmia University examined whether neurofeedback could improve motor skills in children with Adhd.  Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have been shown to have poor motor control, especially in bimanual coordination tasks. Such children characteristically have impaired fine motor ability, problems with force control, and poor motor coordination.…

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Enhancing selective attention through neurofeedback

attention Neurofeedback performance enhancement

Neuroimaging studies have shown that children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have different structural and functional brain structures when compared to children without ADHD. Functional brain studies carried out in children with ADHD have implicated abnormal functioning of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), specifically in tasks assessing selective attention. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)…

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Skills not pills: Non-medication options for ADHD

Neurofeedback not pills

Although stimulant medication is a widely used treatment for ADHD, there are risks, problems and negative side-effects associated with its use. Alternatively, psychological interventions that use behavioural and cognitive techniques have been shown to be effective in the treatment of ADHD in children. In 2014, Hodgson and colleagues reviewed existing research on a range of…

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Improvements in attention & brain structures following neurofeedback

Neurofeedback training

Neurofeedback (NF) training is a non-pharmacological treatment that follows the principle of positive reinforcement, allowing for individuals to overtly monitor brain activity. Research has provided evidence for improved sustained attention when individuals monitor and increase their Beta 1 waves. Recent studies have also examined the effect of NF on white matter pathways and grey matter…

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ADHD treatment: Why early intervention is essential

Adhd treatment

Most treatment programs (pharmacological, non-pharmacological and multimodal) for ADHD focus on the short-term and immediate alleviation of symptoms. However little research has examined how long-term life consequences develop into adolescence and adulthood when individuals are treated versus untreated. A review conducted by Shaw et al., in 2012 explored the outcomes discussed by 351 studies examining…

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