Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Neurofeedback, ADD and AD/HD

Do you or someone you care about have ADD or AD/HD and you want to consider alternatives to stimulants? I have seen some excellent results from neurofeedback in clients who come in wanting to be able to focus, to be less distractable, or who have been diagnosed with ADD or AD/HD. (To see a sampling of comments clients have made, visit this page of my website.)

Here's a very interesting quote from an article by Jay Lebow in the January/February Issue of Psychotherapy Networker (a great professional journal).
...prominent AD/HD researcher William Pelham, after reviewing the most recent findings from the best long-term outcome studies of ADD and AD/HD, concluded that a decade after treatment began, the only difference between those treated with stimulants and those who weren't was a two-inch difference in average height stemming form the side effects of stimulant medication.
That part about height differences (it means two inches less) is pretty hotly debated.  Some researchers have concluded it exists but goes away with time. I don't work with children myself, but if I had a child with ADD or AD/HD that child would be getting neurofeedback regularly. (If you're in the New York area and would like a referral to someone who works with children, please email me.)

You're also welcome to email with questions or comments, or post them here.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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