ADD/ADHD Treatment Should NOT Be A “One Size Fits All”


Treating ADD/ADHD cannot be a “one size fits all” approach, as there are various types of brainwave dysfunctions contributing to ADD type symptoms.


We employ EEG brain mapping to accurately identify the unique brainwave dysfunctions for each individual's symptoms. You are unique!


Recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics as an "Evidence-Based Intervention," in numerous studies neurofeedback proves to be equally effective as medication in managing ADD/ADHD.


Following neurofeedback therapy, a post-EEG brain map allows for objective measurement of improvements in brainwave function.

We believe that addressing the root cause of ADHD lies in regulating the patient’s dysregulated brain activity.

Using qEEG brain mapping, we identify the specific brain dysregulation patterns, enabling us to devise personalized treatment plans for each patient.

We employ brain map-guided neurofeedback, to enhance brain regulation, thereby alleviating ADHD symptoms. As symptoms improve, some patients may be able to reduce or eliminate their medication doses.

Our approach involves treating abnormalities in the brain’s network of brain waves. Similar to a physician diagnosing an infection through bacterial culture, obtaining a qEEG brain map enables us to pinpoint the underlying causes of symptoms.

Brain map findings are meticulously correlated with clinical symptoms to determine optimal neurofeedback protocols, enhancing brain function and symptom reduction.

ADHD often manifests as abnormal brain wave patterns, disrupting attention, emotions, and executive functions. Our treatment aims to normalize these patterns.

In addition to brain wave imbalances, people with ADHD may exhibit dysfunctional brain network connections, impeding information processing efficiency. Our treatment addresses these deficiencies, improving brain network stability and function.

Neurofeedback fosters the strengthening of brain connections associated with focus, impulse control, and emotional regulation. Research from the University of Montreal’s Mind/Brain research lab underscores neurofeedback’s effectiveness, demonstrating increased brain volume and connectivity in attention-related areas post-treatment.

In essence, neurofeedback therapy for ADHD parallels physical therapy for the brain, empowering patients to actively regulate brain function and achieve symptom relief.

Enhancing Attention, Reducing Impulsivity, and Managing Hyperactivity through Neurofeedback

Individuals experiencing  ADHD symptoms like inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity often exhibit distinct brain wave patterns compared to those without these symptoms. They frequently demonstrate increased Theta activity, associated with drowsiness and mind-wandering, and reduced Beta activity, linked to focused problem-solving.

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, offers a non-drug approach to train the brain and modify its activity patterns over time.

Using EEG sensors to monitor brain waves, neurofeedback translates these patterns into visual or auditory cues. Real-time feedback allows individuals to recognize moments of focus or distraction instantly, typically through interactive videos or games.

By detecting optimal brain activation through EEG sensors, the technology guides individuals to enhance their brain functioning. Video game technology reinforces desired brainwave patterns, encouraging progress toward improved attention and cognitive control.

How The Training Works

Using EEG sensors, the neurofeedback translates brain waves into visual or auditory cues, providing real-time feedback on focus levels. Training sessions typically consist of engaging video games or visuals.

Consistency is key with neurofeedback, typically requiring 20-30 sessions, conducted two to three times per week for 30 minutes each. Most individuals begin noticing improvements after 10 sessions, with long-lasting results achievable through the full course of therapy.

Importantly, neurofeedback is a safe treatment option, free from drug interventions and associated side effects. Research supports its efficacy, with meta-analyses highlighting its effectiveness in reducing symptoms of inattention and impulsivity in ADHD. (source:

There was a study done in the 70’s, using an A-B-A design, showing predictable and efficacious results:

This is another older study comparing neurofeedback/EEG biofeedback to ritalin use.  It also looks at how parenting styles impact these therapies. The important conclusion to this study was the similar efficacy between medication and neurofeedback, with the difference being that neurofeedback had lasting results, whereas medication stopped having an effect when the participants stopped taking it:

Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics rates neurofeedback as a therapy that has reached level 1 efficacy in treating ADHD in children. A description of some of the studies they looked at to reach this conclusion can be found here:

Additionally, look at the NEEBA device which was given FDA approval for diagnosing ADHD in 2013 based on the theta/beta ratio – which is based on neurofeedback protocols used to work with ADHD. A link to that can be found here:,to%20assist%20in%20diagnosing%20ADHD.&text=The%20NEBA%20system%20uses%20an,of%20the%20patient’s%20neuropsychiatric%20condition.

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