February 22, 2017 - Pelham Weight Loss Clinic

Neurofeedback from the Pelham Weight Loss Center Can Help With ADHD

 

At the Pelham weight loss center, you can find more than just weight loss help. You can get chiropractic care as well as a more natural treatment for ADHD. If your child has been given medication to manage their maladaptive behavior or even inappropriate behavior, you have other options. You can choose neurofeedback to treat your child or adolescent and take advantage of an option that is-

  • Safe
  • Non-invasive

Back in 2012, biofeedback and neurofeedback were approved as a treatment option from the American Academy of Pediatrics for children that were suffering from ADHD. They labeled this treatment as a Level 1 (best support) option for these kids.

 

If you are a parent of a child suffering from ADHD and want a treatment that is-

  • Effective
  • Non-drug

Neurofeedback is an option that you will want to consider.

 

What is ADHD and How Can You Tell If Your Child Suffers From It?

 

Around two million children in our nation struggle with symptoms of ADHD. The main symptoms of ADHD are inattention or hyperactivity that is combined with inattention. Other indicators that may suggest that your child is struggling with this condition can include:

  • Feeling restless, fidgeting, and squirming
  • Impulsive speech and blurting answers
  • Difficulty remaining patient and quiet
  • Excessive talking and moving, constantly in motion

Indicators of inattention type of ADHD may include the following:

  • Inability to focus
  • Carelessness with tasks and schoolwork
  • Very easily distracted
  • Losing or forgetting essential items
  • Tasks not being completed once started and bounced from one activity to the next

 

How Can Neurofeedback Treatment Work For ADHD?

By using neurofeedback, it will train your child to be more aware of their responses (physiological). It will also help them learn how to gain control of the frontal lobe in their brain. This area of the brain is the functioning center which is responsible for their responses to certain situations.

 

Electroencephalography (EEG) neurofeedback is a technique that is unique to biofeedback therapy. The EEG is a recording of electrical activity within the cells of the scalp. The EEG technique for neurofeedback focuses on the central nervous system and the brain’s activity to give moment-to-moment information, which can be inappropriate information for kids with ADHD.

 

Higher rates of EEG abnormalities have been found in children with ADHD when compared to children without ADHD. These abnormalities include:

  • Higher theta wave rhythms-(drowsiness)
  • Lower sensorimotor rhythms-(movement control)
  • Lower beta waves-(attention and memory processes)

When neurofeedback is used, it will provide both audio and visual interpretations of the above-mentioned brain waves. When these readings are gathered, it can help children learn how to maintain appropriate levels needed for functioning.

 

How Does Neurofeedback Work For Treatment of ADHD?

 

When your child begins the session, the EEG sensors will be placed on the scalp. With the sensors, brain wave activity will be-

  • Detected
  • Amplified
  • Recorded

The information that is gathered will be shown to both the doctor and client. The doctor will then be able to tell the client what they are seeing, and the child will be able to train themselves on how to control the activity within the brain until it reaches the desired level needed to control their behaviors.

While this may seem like a lot for a child to handle, the program is in the form of a video game, which makes it appear to be less of a test and a bit more fun. With the program, the child will learn how to maintain the low activity of their delta waves while increasing the beta waves. If they do not, they will not be able to continue playing the game. With this program, your child will be able to exercise their brain while improving their attention and focus.

Children that have ADHD lack regulation in the frontal region of their brain leads to the midbrain to react quickly without thinking it through first. By using the neurofeedback technique, the following will happen:

  • Strength restored to frontal region of the brain
  • Better connection between midbrain and front brain built

These changes allow the following to occur-

  • Improved focus
  • Improved attention
  • Impulses better controlled
  • Emotional reactions become manageable

Children can build memory for how they were able to achieve the desired results while playing their video game in session. The child can then use that memory and apply it real-life situations and having lasting results.  This treatment has been shown to be just as useful for children as the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin.

Contact our Pelham Weight Loss Clinic Today For Help with All Ailments! 

If you want an option for your child that is safe, effective and a non-drug approach, neurofeedback may be the better choice for you. Check out what else our Pelham weight loss clinic can offer you!

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