ADHD is an invisible disability that is largely non-psychiatric–though it has life-long psychological sequellae for those who grow up with it. As I noted in a blog entry November 21, 2010, evidence is growing that genetic factors are strongly involved in the complex syndrome we nowadays call Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many genetic factors […]
Below I have posted a round up of stories on the recent news from WHO on the increased risk of gliomas tied to heavy cell phone use. This issue is obviously still completely unsettled. As I have written before, I have no doubt about the effect of low energy electro-magnetic (E-M) radiation on the human […]
The QEEG (quantitative EEG, a map of brain electrical patterns referenced to normative databases) issue is major in neurofeedback circles. Most of us old-timers don’t really see a need for QEEG in determining protocols–it is definitely not necessary for the three most often used systems in at EEGym. But I’ve come around to see its tremendous value diagnostically; sometimes it can tell us what is wrong with the patient with dramatic clarity, whether it is old head injury, sleep disorder, ADHD, headache, or generalized memory problems.
Here is an impressive video from Michael Villanova PhD via Homecoming4Vets and YouTube. Six minutes of first-hand experience from multi-concussed vet. Powerful video shows results of Neurofeedback for Vets
A study in Lancet October 23 has added significant evidence to the growing knowledge that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is largely biological. Non-genetic causes such as abnormal brain development, brain injury or environmental factors are also believed to play a role in the disorder, but this latest study suggests brains of some children with […]
When patients and I talk about ADHD as a “hidden disability,” we are not just talking about simple difficulties with attention or so-called “hyperactivity.” For nearly a decade, professionals in the field recognize that the real disabling features of ADHD are in the broad arena of EXECUTIVE FUNCTION. Several areas are commonly described. Thomas Brown, […]
A recent story by Melinda Beck in the Wall Street Journal was important for disseminating information about Adult ADHD, but disappointing for the absence of any mention of EEG brainwave biofeedback. I wrote to Ms. Beck, “Good article BUT…why no mention of neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback)? By now the professional literature is replete with studies demonstrating […]