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How Neurofeedback Can Improve Your Focus

Coping with an inability to concentrate can be difficult—no matter what age you are.  Does your child struggle to stay on task when studying (which shows in his/her grade)?  Are you looking for a nonpharmacological solution to common mental health problems like ADD or ADHD?  Well, you may want to look into neurofeedback.  At Focal

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Technology Triggers:  A Closer Look at Social Media & ADHD

While studies linking social media to mental health issues like ADHD are nothing new, the emerging patterns in research are certainly raising questions.  Inevitably, people (and parents, in particular) are wondering why the two topics keep appearing so closely linked.  Is technology contributing to the growing number of mental illnesses in America?  Should we be

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Understanding Neuroplasticity:  The Basis of Cognitive Training

As our understanding of the brain grows, so does our definition of neuroplasticity.  Have you ever noticed how your mind seems to work differently from others’?  Or that your ability to focus or recall information seems to have changed over time?  Well this could easily be a result of your brain’s neuroplasticity.  For individuals suffering

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Could Neurofeedback Help if Your Child Suffers from a Mental Health Condition?

Mental illness in children When your child is suffering from a mental illness, he deserves the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment possible. Childhood ADHD depression, and anxiety are often treated with prescription medications, but non-pharmacological approaches can be equally or more effective. Neurofeedback as mental illness treatment One effective non-pharmacological, non-invasive treatment

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How Does Neurofeedback Treat ADHD?

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder characterized by poor impulse control, inattention, and hyperactivity. Like many other learning disabilities, ADHD limits a child’s ability to focus. This can cause difficulty for the child, both in and out of the classroom. While there is no “cure” for ADHD, neurofeedback can

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How Does Neurofeedback Help ADD/ADHD Symptoms?

Neurofeedback can alleviate many symptoms relating to ADD and ADHD, but let’s first discuss how ADD/ADHD affects the brain. How does ADD/ADHD affect the brain? ADD and ADHD are neurological disorders that are characterized by poor impulse control, inattention, and hyperactivity. Although the exact cause of ADD/ADHD is unknown, scientists have found a strong genetic

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Neurofeedback vs. ADD/ADHD Medication

As discussed in a previous blog, most clinicians who practice neurofeedback and cognitive training advise their clients to continue on their medication while undergoing the alternative therapies. Typically, the greatest improvement is seen when clients use a combination of neurofeedback, cognitive training, talk therapy, and medication. The combination of these therapies, however, may be the

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What is Attention Deficit Disorder / ADHD?

Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are neurological disorders that are characterized by poor impulse control, inattention, and hyperactivity. Typically, ADD/ADHD symptoms develop in childhood, but can persist throughout adolescence and adulthood. Because it can be hard to distinguish symptoms of ADD/ADHD with normal childlike behavior, many

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