Is Neurofeedback Good for ADD/ADHD? Harvard thinks so. In an article by Harvard graduate Tedi Asher, “Clinical trial reveals that neurofeedback training outperforms medication in treatment of ADHD.” The figure shows the outcome of a study conducted by Monastra and colleagues in 2002. 100 children diagnosed with ADHD were enrolled for a year. All were treated with Ritalin and half were also given neurofeedback training. There was a clear difference between the two groups.
The Ritalin-only group showed moderate improvement in behavioral symptoms and no improvement in patterns of brain activity associated with ADHD. By contrast, the children given Ritalin and neurofeedback training showed significant improvements in both behavior and brain activity patterns. Additionally, further followup showed “the beneficial effects of the neurofeedback-supplemented regimen persisted, while that of medication alone did not” (Tedi Asher, 2002).
This article was written over a decade ago and it is even more true today. EEG biofeedback, aka neurofeedback, is far more advanced today making it even more effective. The newest software, the type BrainSpa uses, no longer requires a video screen. It is portable and can be rented for home use. This FDA-approved version is faster and smoother than the old software referred to in the Monastra et al. study by Asher above.
So is neurofeedback good for ADD/ADHD? It appears so. Even the American Association of Pediatrics has agreed for more than a decade. Let BrainSpa show you how easy it is to live your best life!
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