Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) Is An 'Evidence-Based' Treatment For ADHD According to New Research
Evidence-based treatments (EBT) try to specify how doctors should make decisions by identifying evidence that may support a new standard practice, and rate it according to how sound it may be scientifically. The goal is to eliminate less helpful treatments in favor of those that have more positive results.
Neurofeedback has gained significant interest in the wellness industry over the past 10 years, but whether or not it should be viewed as an Evidence-Based treatment was unknown until this research was published in 2009.
Neurofeedback is a method used to train brain activity in order to normalize Brain function and treat psychiatric disorders. This treatment method study will be published in the scientific journal 'EEG and Clinical Neuroscience' demonstrating that Neurofeedback can indeed be regarded as an evidence-based treatment for Attention Deficit- / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Neurofeedback is a treatment that uses realtime images of brain activity to help teach the brain to suppress a certain type of activity.
This treatment has become more and more popular worldwide in the treatment of many different disorders. It was first used to treat Epilepsy and has been studied in the treatment of ADHD.
Critics have often questioned the effectiveness of Neurofeedback and whether it should become a standard practice for clinicians.
A study of the effectiveness of Neurofeedback treatment on ADHD was conducted on all available published research and included 15 studies and 1194 ADHD patients.
The results show that Neurofeedback treatment has large and clinically significant effects on Impulsivity and Inattention and a modest improvement of Hyperactivity.
Based on the results it can be concluded that Neurofeedback should indeed be a standard practice in treating ADHD and considered an Evidence-Based treatment.
These findings apply to Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD, but do not automatically imply that Neurofeedback can be considered evidence based for any disorder.
The effectiveness of Neurofeedback has to be determined for each brain disorder individually.
Another study published at the same time demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of epilepsy as well.
Contact Shin Wellness to see if Neurofeedback is right for you.