Neurofeedback and ADHD in children/adolescents
In a new pilot study, researchers conducted a structured electroencephalography-based neurofeedback training program to study its effects on a group of children and adolescents with ADHD. In the 20-week program, the 24 participants began with frequent sessions of neurofeedback (every weekday) that tapered to twice a week later in the program. Auditive reaction times were measured before and after the study, and again 6 months after the study. Researchers found small but measurable improvements in reaction time and overall performance that lasted even months later.
While the small size of the group studied demonstrates the need for further research, the initial results show the promise that neurofeedback holds for helping to treat ADHD effectively without the need for pharmaceutical interventions.
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