(ADHD) – Children and Adults
Symptoms of ADHD include: hyperactivity, restlessness, short attention span, distractibility, fidgeting with hands and feet, talks excessively, difficulty playing quietly, and being always “on the go” or driven by motor. Without proper treatment, ADHD can affect one’s schoolwork, occupation, relationships and everyday functioning. Many children and adults prefer to avoid or decrease usage of stimulant drugs in preference to alternative treatments. A new study in 2002 indicated that ADHD patients who have a course of biofeedback / neurobiofeedback therapy were able to reduce or eliminate their need for medication.
Treatment for ADHD is psychotherapy for children which can include social skills and communication training, cognitive and emotional techniques, psychoeducation for the parents (teaching parenting skills), biofeedback and neurofeedback.