Are you noticing you come out of a daydream and into a conversation and have no earthly idea what anyone is discussing?
Are you constantly changing directions with multiple ideas and accomplishing nothing?
Is your child forgetting to turn their completed homework into their teacher?
While medication works well for some patients diagnosed with A.D.D., others need different interventions to help them concentrate and improve productivity. For some, exercising a daily routine, incorporating diet changes, and correcting an iron-deficiency anemia improves their ability to focus and be productive. For others, I notice a great improvement when they use neurofeedback training as a tool for learning to focus. I find this intervention to be tremendously helpful for many patients who demonstrate poor attention skills and tend toward impulsive decision making. Because neurofeedback training does not happen in a vacuum, it is important for the trainee to live in a healthy environment outside of the clinic and I am happy to discuss what types of things individuals may need present in their environment to improve their attention skills. Additionally, I strive to incorporate exercises and make goals that improve organizational and social skills which can significantly improve well being and greatly improve productivity in one's life.
By diagnosable terms this includes...
1.) Oppositional Defiant Disorder
2.) Disruptive Behavior Disorder
3.) Conduct Disorder
Concerns include opposition to authority, angry mood, vindictive, aggressive and deceitful behaviors.
Sometimes anxiety is the culprit of these behaviors and we need to address the cause of the anxiety to improve the outcome. Other times these behaviors may be related to rapid changes in blood sugar throughout the day and we will need to get those swings under control. At times the issues are a result of a more ingrained and centrally learned issue. In these cases neurofeedback training is a good option.