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Neurofeedback and Long-Term Improvements for ADHD Patients

March 12, 2018

It’s always nice when results from medical studies support the clinical results we often see here at MyBrainDr.

For example, a recent study conducted by the ‘Research Institute Brainclinics’ in The Netherlands suggests that children with ADHD continued to show clinical benefits from the treatment more than six months after it was concluded.  The results were published by the medical journal ‘European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,’ and indicate that “clinical benefits achieved with neurofeedback in children with ADHD have durable effects at least over a 6-month period without treatments, positioning neurofeedback as a promising treatment with long-term benefit.”

According to Dr. Martijn Arns, one of the researchers from the study, “This meta-analysis shows that after an average of six-month follow-up, neurofeedback has a similar efficacy compared to active treatments including medication, opening the option to use medication more for short-term symptom relief, and using neurofeedback to achieve more longer-term benefit in ADHD, with the added benefit of there being almost no side-effects.”

In other words, six months after treatment, patients who used neurofeedback showed similar results as those using active treatments such as medication.  Of course, with neurofeedback, there are no side-effects or withdrawal symptoms, unlike with medications.

To read more about this study, please see:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00787-018-1121-4