ADHD Treatment

Neurofeedback for ADHD

ADHD can take on many forms, and its symptoms are often confused with or appear in conjunction with anxiety symptoms.

Through a brainmap, we are able to differentiate between root causes of these symptoms in the brain. For example, a child may have trouble focusing at school due to ADHD, or they may not be able to pay attention well because they feel anxious.

Using a brainmap, we identify where symptoms are coming from so that we can appropriately heal the root cause at the brain level instead of merely masking symptoms.

Neurofeedback, a form of biofeedback that “rewires” brainwave activity, has been shown to be very efficient at targeting the brain patterns associated with attention deficiency and hyperactivity. It’s widely regarded as a promising tool that can complement traditional ADHD therapy. Through neurofeedback, we can teach the brain to produce more of the brain waves associated with focus and concentration, and in doing so help children and adults with ADHD effectively manage – and even eliminate – their symptoms.

– One study found that 20 sessions of neurofeedback therapy triggered improvements in concentration and attention that were similar to those brought on by commonly prescribed ADHD medications. (Rossiter and LaVaque, 1995).

– One study demonstrated that 30 sessions of neurofeedback therapy were effective in producing cognitive, attentional, behavioral, and IQ improvements (Leins et al., 2007).

Neurofeedback for ADHD is associated with decreased impulsiveness and hyperactivity, improved mood and concentration, increased mood stability, improved sleep patterns, and increased academic performance.

A study found that children undergoing neurofeedback therapy made more prompt and greater improvements in ADHD symptoms, which were sustained at the 6-month follow-up, than did students who received cognitive training and the control group (Steiner et al, 2014).

Neurofeedback training provided significant and sometimes “dramatic” clinical improvements in children with ADD/ADHD (Chartier and Kelly, 1992, referenced by Fox, Tharp, and Fox, 2005).

Neurofeedback can be incredibly valuable in the ADHD healing process. If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, we’d love to connect and be a support.

How Does It Work?

We place sensors on specific areas of the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity using an electroencephalogram (EEG). We then monitor the activity and extract information about brainwave frequencies that relate to the problem at hand. Some frequencies we wish to promote, while others we wish to diminish. To do that, we use positive stimuli (in our case, pleasant feedback tones and screen brightness) to “shape” the respective brainwaves toward better, more regulated performance.

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Why Us?

Founded by Kaka Ray, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Certified Neurotherapist, TN Neurofeedback cultivates an inviting, warm atmosphere that helps clients feel at ease while receiving treatment.

  • Our team of licensed mental health professionals has over two decades of combined experience.
  • Our team is led by Board Certified Neurotherapists, the gold standard credential in providing neurofeedback therapy.
  • Our brain-based approach to healing ensures that clients train with scientifically-proven, personalized treatment methods.

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