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neurofeedback ADHD
I was diagnosed a couple years ago with ADHD. Went to my family practitioner and asked him about getting a prescription to Adderall.  After a standard blood pressure check, the look on my doctors face let me know this visit would not be about ADHD.

As someone who was brand new to to the idea of having ADHD, I was very hopeful that this drug treatment I had heard a lot about might be life-changing for me. due to my high blood pressure, however, there would be no stimulants for me.

Over the last couple of years I’ve looked into every treatment for ADHD that I have found and one that sounds promising to me is Neurofeedback. being a child of the 70s I remember the hype about biofeedback and witnessed firsthand this technology become relegated to near obscurity when the results didn’t live up to the hype. I have to wonder if the pharmaceutical companies didn’t have something to do with the downplaying of its effectiveness.

In the 1980s Dr. Siegfried Othmer, a physicist, and his wife Sue, a neurobiologist started treating their son who had epilepsy, Asperger's Syndrome, and Tourette’s Syndrome among other conditions. the treatment proved extremely effective and the Othmer’s became evangelists for the technology and pioneers in developing the equipment and software to enable others to use Neurofeedback with their patients.

Throughout the 80s and into the 90s study after study was done on the effective use in treating epilepsy, ADHD, anxiety and other neurological disorders. Fast-forward to 2015, and I believe we are on the brink of an explosion of advances with this technology.

Not too long ago the equipment was bulky and expensive. Not so anymore. On Amazon you can pick up the NeuroSky or Muse and start improving your focus and relaxation from the comfort of your home. Image what the future holds for this technology.

 
 
ADHD myths
As someone who just found out a couple years ago that I had ADHD for most likely all of my life, I began devouring every book,video, and white paper I could find on the subject.  One of the first things that really struck me was the wide range of opinions even among professionals regarding ADHD.

I've read everything from the authors suggesting we are damaged goods if we have ADHD and should just take our meds and shut up... to were all amazing geniuses with superhuman powers. Then of course there is the camp that denies ADHD is real.  Of course, at one time people thought the world was flat and elephants held it up.

Research continues to expose the myths and misunderstandings at a ever increasing rate.  However, until the population is fully educated about ADHD, we must not be defined by uninformed opinions about what ADHD is. Our gifts and struggles are both unique and often common to those with ADHD. Yet we never should be defined solely by ADHD, our gifts, or our struggles.  

 
 
ADHD apps
Evernote: The ultimate note taking app, Evernote but you type, record, take a picture, and much more. You can then said a alarm for a day and time to remind you. Also has a desktop app that will sink to your mobile version.

OneTab: This one is for all you people like me who think they can multitask and have 20 tabs open in their browser at any given time. This app allows you to easily send all those open tabs (or just one or two) to a list of links, sorted by date. Saves memory and confusion!

Pocket: this app will allow you disablement page easily readable format complete with pictures and links to your mobile device.

LastPass: I can’t remember where I left my keys,  much less hundreds of website passwords.  Now I don’t have to with this app.

EasilyDo: Great app for syncing your calendar, email, upcoming meetings, maps and travel time, package tracking, even boarding passes.