Neurofeedback is a computerized workout for the brain. The purpose is to strengthen the brain
by balancing the electrical activity. Brain waves have long been associated with the function of
the brain. The brain is much like a muscle in that it can be trained. We have trained brains for
almost a decade with great success. Our success has come in working with people dealing with
ADD, autism, addiction, chronic pain, movement disorders, anxiety, depression, post
concussion issues, cognitive issues and memory problems.


The AAP (The American Academy of Pediatrics) recently rated neurofeedback at the same level
of efficacy as stimulant medication for use with those dealing with ADD and ADHD. Many
people still don’t know of this news. Those in clinical practice have know this technique works
for two decades, but the majority of the public is unaware that an effective, non-drug option for
ADD and ADHD exists.


The 3 studies of Neurofeedback used for the AAP recommendation are:


Gevensleben, H., Holl, B., Albrecht, B., Vogel, C., Schlamp, D., et al. (2009). Is neurofeedback
an efficacious treatment for ADHD?: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of Child
Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 780–789

Levesque, J., Beauregard, M., & Mensour, B. (2006). Effect of neurofeedback training on the
neural substrates of selective attention in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A
functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuroscience Letters, 394, 216–221.

Beauregard, M., & Levesque, J. (2006). Functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of
the effects of neurofeedback training on neural bases of selective attention and response
inhibition in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and
Biofeedback, 31, 3–20

The use of stimulant medication for ADD and ADHD is not without risk. There are many
documented side effects. The side effects can include altered/poor quality of sleep, bone quality
problems, gastrointestinal issues, loss of appetite, as well as other issues. Some families are
OK with the risks and some are not. We are here for those that are not.

Brain mapping helps us find the cause of ADD and ADHD. Maps check the electrical output of
the brain. Certain highs and lows are associated with certain symptoms. Maps allow us to
target weak or unbalanced areas of the brain.

Thanks so much for reading this. Contact us if we can help in any way. The Martin Clinic is
located in Duluth, Georgia (across from Infinite Energy Arena). You can reach us at
770.237.3970 or info@themartinclinic.com. Other articles can be found at themartinclinic.com.