I have used neurofeedback to help retrain the brain waves for almost a decade. I have taught classes across the country to doctors of all types on neurofeedback. There is no doubt for me that neurofeedback helps people dealing with the symptoms of ADD and ADHD. We have helped hundreds of children and adults with this problem. The American Academy of Pediatrics rates neurofeedback as effective. But it is still good to look back and consider the research that supports this solution to so many problems with brain health.
Some of my favorite studies on neurofeedback and ADHD are:
1. The Kubik Research Group found “neurofeedback therapy is a valuable tool with beneficial impact on children with ADHD and accompanying disorders.”
2. The Delami Research Group found “neurofeedback is effective in the improvement of ADHD.”
3. The Cowley Research Group reported “neurofeedback promoted improvement of self reported ADHD symptoms.”
4. Royo & Soo Research Group concluded “neurofeedback training adjusted abnormal EEG and was effective in improving objective and subjective ADHD symptoms in ADHD prone college students.”
5. The Mayer Research Group concluded “neurofeedback is effective in treating adult ADHD long term.”
6. Shin Research Group reported “scores on several neuropsychological tests and parent behavior rating scales showed significant improvement.”
7. The Duric Research Group reported neurofeedback is an “alternative treatment for children and adolescents” who do not respond to stimulant drugs, or who suffer side effects.
8. The Steiner Research Group found neurofeedback improvements in ADHD symptoms were sustained at 6 month followup.
9. The Arns Research Group reported a meta-analysis of neurofeedback found large effect sizes for inattention and impulsivity and medium effect sizes for hyperactivity.
10. The Meisel Research Group compared 40 visits of neurofeedback to ADHD meds and did behavioral rating scales at pre, post treatment 2 months and post treatment 6 months. In both groups, there was “significant reductions reported in ADHD functional impairments by parents. Only significant academic performance improvements were detected in the neurofeedback group.”
There are many more studies and I will probably do a part 2 to this blog soon. If we can help you in any way, feel free to contact us at 770.237.3970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, brain maps help find the cause of ADHD. Neurofeedback can often correct the problem.