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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Avoiding going out with your kids?

Avoiding going out with your kids? 4 tips to manage behaviour in public places Our society we live in today has a challenging and critical attitude toward parents and young children. Many assume criticizing and using harsh words is the answer for a child who is “misbehaving”. No parents really want to act like rivals…
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parent-child interaction in children with adhd

The Parent-Child interaction, in children with ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic and pervasive childhood disorder that is characterised by inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive behaviours. It comes with no surprise that such behaviours commonly weaken the relationship the parent has with their child and induces large amounts of stress on the parents. Moreover, studies have proposed that over time, counterproductive parenting…
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Neurofeedback Sydney

Lastest Research in Neurofeedback and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterised by experiencing various reactions of stress following exposure to a traumatic event, like a death or serious injury. Patients with PTSD often experience symptoms like hyperarousal, emotional numbing (difficulties experiencing positive emotions), vivid memory of those traumatic events and cognitive and behavioural avoidance.…
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Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD

These days, it is common for medication to be prescribed as a first resort rather than the last. However, exciting new research has highlighted the potential for micronutrients to reduce ADHD symptoms providing a more naturalistic alternative to medication. New Zealand researchers Julia Rucklidge and colleagues administered an 8 week micronutrient treatment to adults with…
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sunshine, lollipops and rainbow of risk, food dyes and child

Sunshine, lollipops and a rainbow of risk: Food dyes and your child

Synthetic food dyes have been shrouded in controversy since their introduction to market over 50 years ago. Given many of these dyes are derived from coal tar or petroleum, it is unsurprising that they can negatively affect our health. As science has advanced with time, many dyes have been removed from market as they posed…
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10 brain foods to make you feel good

10 brain foods to make you feel good

We’ve all heard of the phrase “food for thought”, but what if there really were certain foods that could boost your thinking? Here are 10 brain foods filled with vitamins and minerals to help keep your brain sharp and healthy. (1) Wholegrains The brain requires a steady flow of blood glucose to fuel it. Wholegrain…
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social media is making teenager unhappy

Is social media making your teenager unhappy?

There is a generation of teenagers who have never known life without the internet, – they are being dubbed “iGen”. Adolescence looks very different now for young people born between 1995 and 2012, then it did for generations before. Teens are spending more time talking to their friends online than they are meeting up face-to…
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