Train The Brain: Using Neurofeedback To Treat ADHD

December 6th, 2010 - By admin in Information on ADD/ADHD

Katherine Ellison’s son was 12 when he was diag­nosed with atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tivity disorder, or ADHD.

He was getting into fights. He wasn’t doing his home­work. He was being very diffi­cult with his little brother. And he was just melting down day after day,” Ellison says. “So I decided to devote a year to trying out different approaches to see if we could make it any better.”

In recent years, more people have been trying an alter­na­tive approach called neuro­feed­back, a type of therapy intended to teach the brain to stay calm and focused. Neuro­feed­back is expen­sive, time consuming and still scien­tif­i­cally unproved. But, there’s growing evidence that it can help.

Read and/or Listen to the whole article on NPR here