With undeniable connection between prescription medication for ADHD and substance abuse cases, concerned parents and individuals actively seek out alternative treatment options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Below are some well-researched treatments for ADHD which have no side-effects and long-term impact.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the primary area of focus is the patient’s thoughts and behaviors. Patients undergo training to recognize irrational or harmful thought patterns and slowly change the negative emotional responses in to positive, productive ones.
The therapy essentially works to replace dysfunctional thought patterns in the brain so tasks can be completed with better focus and precision. According to research, those who underwent regular CBT experienced decreased symptoms of ADHD.
The two main forms of neurofeedback therapy EEG and HEG:
· Electroencephalography (EEG)
EEG neurofeedback trains the brain’s natural impulses so bring about positive behavior. Patients learn how to identify harmful neural stimulation. Much like CBT, this works to replace such neural activity with positive simulation.
Sensors are placed on patients to monitor the brain’s electrical signals. One drawback of this neurofeedback technique is that electrical signals coming from other body muscles could potentially corrupt those being generated from the brain.
· Hemoencephalography (HEG)
HEG is a simpler form of therapy as compared to EEG. Instead of measuring electrical signals, the technique measures blood flow to various parts of the brain.
How HEG Works
A HEG headband equipped with sensitive sensors as well as red and infrared LED lights is placed on the patient. Since there is higher blood flow to the prefrontal cortex (PFC)—or the executive center of the brain—it improves overall brain function.
The lights continuously monitor the blood flow level in the region. It if falls below the threshold, the sensor indicates that the patient requires higher blood flow to the PFC. Once the user raises—and sustains—the adequate blood flow level for around 3–20 minutes, new blood vessels form in the region.
This creates a natural training effect to minimize the effects of ADHD such as impulsiveness, distractedness, and difficulty in processing sophisticated information.
HEG treatments are costly but when combined with proper nutrition and physical activity, patients can show drastic progress. If you’re searching for a non medication-based and cost-effective technology for managing ADHD symptoms, consider the Concentrainer.
The technology has been designed to boost concentration, sleep, and impulse control in people with ADHD. There are no side-effects, just results! Get in touch with us to learn more.