Neurofeedback, The #1 Way to Heal ADHD!
Most people who have ADHD often show differences in brain behavior and the frontal lobe. This area of the brain is responsible for learning, behavior, and, personality. Any abnormalities in the brain can result in a change in behavior and vice versa. Neurofeedback’s aim is to fix the undesirable behavior by changing the brain without medication or invasive procedures.
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Neurofeedback is a form of treatment that measures the brains electrical waves with a cutting-edge device called an electroencephalograph (EEG). There are five brain waves the EEG can observe. These are known as alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and theta waves. If the EEG discovers that there are too many theta waves or too few beta waves then it can be determined that ADHD is present and can be diagnosed. A neurofeedback ADHD treatment will work to correct this by training people with ADHD to use their brains in a different manner.
Dr. Leigh will begin the ADHD Treatment by gently attaching electrodes to the patient’s head in order to measure brain activity. This allows Dr. Leigh to monitor brain waves while having them perform specific tasks. The process involves observing how the brain responds to sound and other forms of stimuli. Through behavior modification, this approach can alter, amplify, and interrupt brain activity based on the feedback from the EEG. This will slowly alter the brain waves. As the brain waves change, so do the symptoms of ADHD.
Neurofeedback is an effective treatment rated a #1 Best Support by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. While Neurofeedback works well as an ADHD Treatment, it can also help children and adults overcome challenges associated with the brain-based conditions listed below:
- Attachment Disorders
- Learning Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorders
What Should I Expect From My ADHD Treatment with Dr. Leigh?
A Neurofeedback ADHD treatment session will start by having the patient answer specific questions about their symptoms, treatment history, and lifestyle. The same questions about the symptoms will be asked at the start of each session to help track improvements over time. Dr. Leigh will attach the patient to an electroencephalograph (EEG) machine by placing electrodes to the patients head. The number of electrodes will vary depending upon the session. The electrodes will not cause discomfort nor will they deliver any kind of electrical current into the brain.
When the treatment session begins, a real-time scan of the patient’s brain waves will be present on a screen. Based on the appearance of the brain waves, Dr. Leigh will provide a movie and instructions that will adjust the patient’s brain waves. Over time there may be more significant changes in the brain’s output. These changes create alterations in both behavior and thought.
The whole process typically lasts for 45 to 60 minutes. For the best results, around 40 Neurofeedback sessions over the course of 20 weeks are often recommended.
What is ADHD?
ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a brain-based condition that directly affects the set of brain functions and behaviors that limit concentration, memory, motivation, effort, learning, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills. ADHD is a serious concern, however, it should be noted that many people who suffer from ADHD can still go on to live happy and successful lives. While ADHD is something to be concerned about, you can rest a little easier knowing Dr. Leigh has over 20 years of experience providing therapy and treatments to children and adults who have struggled with ADHD.
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ADHD is primarily caused by a brain pattern that is running too slow (underactive as described in the picture to the right). The brain’s reduced processing speed causes distractions, lack of focus, difficulty staying on task, forgetfulness, and difficulty following through on intended tasks. This pattern can also lead to anxiety over time as the brain attempts to compensate for the slowness.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
Typically, parents who witness excessive motor activity assume their child might have ADHD. Since impulsivity, inattentiveness, and active behavior are common in children, it makes common ADHD symptoms difficult to distinguish. If you are trying to discern if your or your child or loved one struggles with ADHD, a person would need to suffer from at least 5 of the common symptoms listed below.
- Short attention span
- Avoids tasks requiring mental effort
- Struggles to follow instructions
- Does not appear to list
- Does not pay close attention to detail
- Has difficulty with organization
- Fidgets around often
- Has difficulty sitting still
- Has difficulty in engaging in quiet activities
- Excessively runs and climbs
- Talks Excessively
- Has difficulty waiting
Who Struggles with ADHD?
At Leigh Brain & Spine in Chapel Hill, Dr. Leigh works with children, teens, and adults that struggle with this condition. Dr. Leigh is dedicated to helping each group by providing ADHD therapy that changes their brain pattern and their lives, for the best. ADHD is the most common childhood neurobehavioral challenge. The ADHD Institute has measured the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as between 5.29% and 7.1% worldwide with the United States at the upper end of that scale. Many parents believe medication is the only options for their children. Research has shown the harmful and damaging effects of stimulant medication on children, even at low doses for average treatment times. Class 2 psychotropic drugs have been used to ease the symptoms of ADHD. Ritalin and Adderal are some of the common drugs prescribed to children. Ritalin and Adderal are in the same class of drugs as cocaine and methamphetamines. In fact, both are legally classified as Type II controlled substances where the side effects can be devastating ranging from increased aggression, development of motor tics, and an irregular heart rate.
Studies show that if ADHD is not properly treated during childhood, ADHD will persist for life. Children with ADHD can grow up to have a higher incidence of severe problems in adulthood such as the inability to get and keep a job, substance abuse, addiction, and even higher rates of incarceration.
Call (919) 401-9933 for help. At Leigh Brain & Spine, Dr. Trish Leigh will help put you on a better path. She is a highly trained Board Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner with over 20 years of experience who will conduct a comprehensive brain-based assessment to determine the attention and behavior challenges. She will then will guide you toward making the best decisions for your child’s long-term success.
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