ADHD Treatment

Comparison of ADHD treatment options: 2020 research

ADHD treatment options: A 2020 scientific analysis of medication versus natural options Just published January 2020 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research (see reference below): This is the first meta-analysis which collated the most prominent behavioural and cognitive interventions for ADHD and examined their effect on cognitive symptomatology. They sought to investigate the effect of…
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neurodevelopment disorders

NAD+: New natural treatment for epilepsy?

Epilepsy treatment: New natural possibility The  mechanisms of  seizures in epilepsy are poorly understood, and no effective therapy exists for suppressing epilepsy. A study published in 2017 by Liu & colleagues, examined the ability of a natural supplement called NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) to reduce the incidence of epilepsy. NAD+ is the natural chemical found…
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Neurofeedback Therapy

Adult ADHD and Neurofeedback Therapy

Adult ADHD & scientific evidence for Neurofeedback Therapy Neurofeedback for ADHD Treatment in Adults   Research into the effects of neurofeedback on ADHD are overwhelmingly based on child populations. Several reasons for this exist, such as the high developmental neuroplasticity (this refers to the ability of the brain to change its functioning) present in childhood…
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ADHD assessment and virtual reality Sydney

The use of VR in predicting age-related cognitive decline

Davison, Deeprose and Terbeck (2018) conducted a study to compare immersive virtual reality (VR) assessments with traditional assessments of executive function. It is well established that normal and pathological ageing are associated with decreased executive functioning. Hence, a large body of research has been dedicated to charting cognitive decline as it progresses with age in…
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Social media and addiction in young adults

Social media addiction in young adults In a study at Bond University (published December 2018) they looked at the relationship between social media addiction and substance abuse by looking at underlying personality traits associated with both. As we know various forms of excessive and compulsive behaviours like disordered social media use are becoming increasingly regarding…
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ADHD morning routines

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help?

Morning routine trouble for children with ADHD: stimulants do not help It has been previously established that children with ADHD have trouble with completing their morning routines compared to other children their age. This means that they may not be able to prepare for school and organise transport in time. More importantly, not being able…
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parenting ADHD children

Importance of parenting in ADHD children

Research findings are showing that a highly efficacious treatment for children with ADHD and behavioural problems is parent behaviour therapy. In reviewing existing studies on treatment options, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) identified four programs that alleviated ADHD symptoms for children under 6 years old. These included Triple P (Positive Parenting…
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ADHD motivation and bribes

ADHD, Motivation & Bribes: How much is enough?

Research suggests that many of the difficulties children with ADHD face in their every-day lives are related to deficits in motivation and executive functioning. Some researchers have suggested that children with ADHD are less likely to be motivated by reinforcement than children without ADHD. Consequently, under low-stimulating conditions with minimal reinforcement, children with ADHD tend…
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neurofeedback for Adhd

2018 Review on neurofeedback in ADHD

Just published in February, 2018 in the scientific journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: An international group of researchers conducted a meta-analysis that systematically looked at all available studies and found that after an intensive course of neurofeedback, the clinical benefit of neurofeedback on ADHD symptoms was maintained over a 6-month follow-up period (without treatment). At follow-up…
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Neurofeedback & brain injuries: promising research to improve cognition

Neurofeedback is a well-established treatment with high levels of efficacy for treating attention deficits in developmental disorders such as ADHD. Neurofeedback has also shown to be beneficial in treating mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and perceived stress. In the past 25 years, research has been conducted in exploring neurofeedback as a promising treatment for…
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