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.