Guest Blog: Neuro + : A Non-Medication Treatment for ADD/ADHD

What is Neuro+? Neuro+ is a game-based attention training program designed to help individuals, especially those with ADHD, exercise their brain in order to develop and improve their attention skills.

How does it work? Neuro+ incorporates neurofeedback, motion-biofeedback, and go/no-go cognitive training to help improve focus, body self-control, and impulse-control.

Below is a brief description of each training tool and how it helps with ADD/ADHD:

Neurofeedback: Users wear a dry, wireless, easy-to-use EEG headset and play a training game that challenges them to focus in order to advance through a series of fun and engaging exercises.

Motion-biofeedback: While playing the training game, users must maintain complete control of their bodies and remain absolutely still in order to avoid costly point penalties.

Go/no-go training: To practice impulse control, users are challenged with “go/no-go tasks” requiring them to quickly and accurately respond to stimuli and ignore distractions.

What Results Can Users Expect? Most users see results after only 6 weeks of training 30 minutes per day, 2-3 times per week.

How Effective is Neuro + for ADD/ADHD?

Neuro+ provides detailed analytics of users performance and improvement over time.

There is overwhelming evidence supporting neurofeedback as an effective tool for improving attention skills in individuals suffering from ADHD. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics classifies neurofeedback as a Level 1 – Best Support Treatment for ADHD, the same rating given to medications and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dozens of clinical studies have shown the protocols used in Neuro+ to be effective for improving focus and reducing hyperactivity/impulsivity. Below are some recent findings from the scientific literature, with more research available on our website www.neuropl.us

How Can I Learn More and Get Started? Please reach out to us at CPCH to learn more about Neuro + and how you can get started. Neruo + is offered right here in our offices of Chapel Hill.

Duric et al. (2012): Neurofeedback for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD: a randomized and controlledclinical trial using parental reports. Neurofeedback improves attention and reduces hyperactivity as well as methylphenidate (Ritalin®). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/12/107
Steiner et al. (2014): Neurofeedback and Cognitive Attention Training for Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Schools. Neurofeedback produces sustained improvements in attention after only 3 months of training. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/02/11/peds.2013-2059.abstract
Jake Stauch, CEO Neuro+

Author
Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill

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