Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Neurofeedback Therapy & Brain Mapping for Attention Deficit Disorders in CT

The diagnosis ADHD describes a range of issues, but it is not a mental illness, it is simply a description of difficulties. Most importantly, ADHD has no single neurological cause, and therefore there is no single, effective treatment.

As neuroimaging becomes increasingly refined, it reveals the complexity of human attention and cortical self-regulation. It shows that the difficulties commonly described as ADHD can be caused by an almost infinite number of issues, very few of which are improved by prescription medications.

It is only with quantitative brain imaging (qEEG) that we’re able to identify the specific brain regions (or networks) that are dysregulated, and target them precisely with neurofeedback to normalize their function. When this is done correctly, an ADHD diagnosis is simply a starting point for treatment and resolution, rather than a statement of limitation.

Patient with ADHD
Measurable improvement with Neurofeedback

The differences between treating ADHD with prescriptions, and fundamentally improving brain function with neurofeedback, are profound:

When ADHD is treated with medication,
  • The brain is chemically altered from the outside
  • The entire central nervous system is affected
  • Risks of dependency and rebound effects
  • Appetite loss, sleep issues, irritability
  • Improvements are contingent on continued use
  • Long term impacts of stimulants are unknown
Neurofeedback treatment works by
  • Training the brain to self-regulate
  • Targeting specific brain areas and networks
  • Gradual but progressive change
  • No side effects
  • The brain’s improvements continue after treatment
  • Improvements appear to endure

For over 12 years, Gray Matters has treated thousands of children (and adults) diagnosed with ADHD with remarkable success. Our dedication to the highest standards of technical expertise, and a commitment to individual care yields lasting results, and improved lives.

Our program has enabled the vast majority of our patients to achieve better functioning after completing neurofeedback treatment than they experienced from prescribed medication. Many are able to reduce dosage requirements, and even eliminate the need all together. What’s more, the longevity of our program allows us to follow their continued success many years later.

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