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Neurofeedback for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an innovative approach that aims to help individuals manage their symptoms by training their brain activity. Here’s a simple explanation of how it works:
Neurofeedback involves using specialized equipment to monitor a person’s brainwave patterns, specifically the electrical activity in the brain. This is done through sensors placed on the scalp.
During a neurofeedback session, the individual engages in various tasks or activities while receiving real-time feedback about their brainwave patterns. Typically, the goal is to increase or decrease specific types of brainwave activity associated with improved attention, focus, or impulse control.
For individuals with ADHD, the training often focuses on increasing the activity of brainwaves associated with attention and reducing those related to impulsivity or hyperactivity.
Over multiple sessions, individuals learn to self-regulate their brainwave activity. The idea is that with practice, they can better control their attention and impulses, leading to improved ADHD symptoms in daily life.
Neurofeedback is considered a complementary or alternative approach to managing ADHD. It’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or psychologist to determine if it’s a suitable option for an individual with ADHD and to ensure that it complements other recommended treatments and interventions.
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