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New Help For ADHD: What You Need To Know About Brain Mapping

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It's common for those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to be given prescription medications to deal with the symptoms, which typically include restless or impulsive behavior, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity.

While some people are not properly diagnosed until they are adults, the symptoms are generally present in childhood. Poor time management, disorganization, and an inability to complete assignments or hold down a job are the classic hallmarks of this disorder.

But using pharmaceuticals to treat this disorder isn't always what parents or the patient themselves want. Drugs can have side effects, such as loss of appetite, unintended weight loss, and insomnia. The medications may also cause stunted growth or additional behavior problems in children.

Thankfully, a relatively new technology, a neurotherapy known as brain mapping, may be the answer for patients who want an alternative method for dealing with their ADHD. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about this service.

What Is Brain Mapping?

 A traditional electroencephalogram, or EEG, is performed first. This test places electrodes on the scalp, which then measures brain activity in 19 different areas of the brain.

The patient is given a video game to play, a task to complete, or a movie to watch while the EEG is being performed. If the brain does not respond properly, the game is slowed or the movie becomes scrambled. No reward is given. When the brain waves once again function the way they should, the game or movie resumes. This creates a positive reward feedback in the brain. The patient has no control over this. But because the brain is designed to learn, it eventually determines how to produce more normal activity and reap the rewards.

The brain mapping digitally analyzes the results of the EEG, and is called QEEG, which stands for Quantitative Electroencephalogram. It is also known by the easier moniker, brain mapping. It compares the data of the EEG results with others who do not have the same problems. Seeing where the brain wave patterns deviate from the norm allows the practitioner to analyze which specific areas in the brain are malfunctioning. 

Are There Any Side Effects From Brain Mapping?

No. The EEG required to get the data is non-invasive and pain-free. Additionally, no negative long term effects have been discovered from using neurotherapy to normalize abnormal brain waves.

Will Medication Still Be Required?

Every case is different of course, but prescription drugs are frequently discontinued or the dosages lowered after neurotherapy treatment.

What Other Conditions May Benefit From Brain Mapping?

Generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and Asperger's are just a few of the other conditions that may be successfully treated with neurotherapy. For more information about mapping, visit a clinic like Brain Science Center.


25 March 2016