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mildadhd 08-03-17 06:25 PM

Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
What is Neurofeedback?

Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?

Is there different types of Neurofeedback, etc..?

I'm learning, any experiences or information that could help understand better is is appreciated.





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ToneTone 08-13-17 09:54 PM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
My therapist used to do neurofeedback, and ironically I came to him for neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD--only to discover he had stopped that methodology.

But my therapist, who is really sharp, thinks that neurofeedback can definitely help people with focus and self-regulation. He likes it. Ultimately he concluded that even among people with ADHD, no two people's brains were the same, so the neurofeedback was never quite a precise fit.

Now we do a lot of work on meditation, brain breaks, monitoring my thoughts, reacting calmly when I'm emotional ... just without the brain hookups of neurofeedback. Of course people who use neurofeedback say it's great for ADHD. Other providers who don't use it aren't so bullish on the treatment.

Bottom line: if you are really interested in that method and you can find a provider who is confident and that you like, go for it! I think it's worth a shot. My therapist didn't reject it so much as concluding that he could achieve the same ends using other methods.

Tone

finallyfound10 08-15-17 01:46 PM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
Interesting. Maybe I'll try to find a therapist who has this philosophy.

hutchie0109 08-15-17 04:26 PM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
Rory Brenner, a top British comedian tried this on a BBC documentary on adult Adhd, as he discovered he has Adhd himself, this was a few months ago, his reaction after trying it stunned me, still does, don't know if still available on iPlayer in UK or elsewhere. It was very funny and surprising, has this been mentioned before here?

Numbawunfela 10-08-18 01:39 AM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
I am still going thru neurofeedback therapy. I LOVE it. It is awesome, WAY better than meds. I was on 30mg AdderallXR, down to 5, and I got almost half of my sessions left to do. I paid for mine out of pocket. It is like a kick in the teeth but well worth it. I say DO IT DO IT DO IT.
I downloaded this:
Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback, 2nd edition (2008), edited by Thomas Budzynski Helen Budzynski James R. Evans Andrew Abarbanel, published by Academic Press/Elsevier.

A peer reviewed article on it, there is a good section on why it is not accepted treatment in some circles.

Look for this subheading:
VII . EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, RESEARCH DESIGN, AND COMBINED TREATMENTS

Numbawunfela 10-08-18 01:53 AM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
Sorry namzu.
I linked to that sits as it is the only place to get the pdf for free that I know of.

Numbawunfela 10-08-18 02:36 PM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
Also here is an article that shows benefits. In a nutshell, people with ADHD got smaller parts of their brains compared to controlls, the study shows Neurofeedback makes those parts bigger.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23536382/

I tried to attach the full article but could not.

sarahsweets 10-09-18 05:06 AM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
Unfortunately one can not access that article beyond the abstract but based on that it doesnt say that this has anything to do with adhd.

CharlesH 10-09-18 09:58 AM

Re: Has anyone tried Neurofeedback to treat AD(H)D?
 
I think it can be helpful, but it's not standardized. In fact, sometimes it can cause damage.


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