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Benefits of neurofeedback for those with ADHD mainly due to unexpected factors

The economic burden of providing special education and training for a child diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is estimated to cost the average American family five times as much as a child without ADHD. Such cost considerations force many families to focus on the remission of the condition through prescribed medications. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports on a review of nonpharmacological treatments for ADHD, specifically electroencephalogram (EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback), which shows a large improvement of inattention at the end of the trial, but without a significant difference between the two treatments.
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ADD vs. ADHD: What’s the Difference?

ADD and ADHD are often used interchangeably, but are they the same diagnosis or different conditions?. Before 1987, living with chronic inattention and distracted thoughts might have meant you were living with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Though ADD is considered an outdated term, it’s still used to describe “inattentive ADHD”...
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Simone Biles is the latest athlete vocal about mental health

After pulling out of the Olympic women’s gymnastics team and all-around competitions, Simone Biles became the latest athlete at the center of the push to destigmatize mental health conversations in sports. Biles withdrew from the team final citing the emotional toll of the Games, telling Hoda Kotb on the "TODAY"...

“Why Are We Still Failing Kids with Inattentive ADHD?”

I left the world of ADHD, where I had been the founder and director of the now-defunct non-profit organization ADD Resources, more than 15 years ago. Then, during the pandemic, I began writing a memoir about living with ADD and so dove into updating my knowledge. What I learned dismayed me.
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Study: Patients with ADHD, Other Psychiatric Diagnoses Stop Treatment More Often

Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other diagnoses who are taking stimulant medications are also more likely to switch to non-stimulant medications. A recent study has found that individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other psychiatric diagnoses are more likely to stop taking their ADHD medications. The study is the largest of its kind to date, according to the authors, and the results were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
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Brightside Online Therapy Review

True confessions: I’ve had anxiety my entire life, and I benefited from psychotherapy in the past. So when my stress meter recently registered “tilt” and I began waking up from bad dreams with my heart racing and struggling to drift off again, the prospect of getting some emotional help without leaving home was too hard to pass up.
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Join Tia Mowry, AstroTwins & More at BlogHer Parenting 2021

With another back-to-school season on the horizon, you’re either fully prepared for the months ahead or looking for ways to simplify your family life. Whatever the case, our experts will have you covered at BlogHer Parenting. Join us virtually on July 30 at 1PM EST as we share the tools and resources to help inspire and empower parents everywhere.