Living with a child who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be frustrating, exhausting, and possibly even harm the parent-child relationship. Some of the symptoms of this condition are impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and problems concentrating. In real life this means that instead of playing with their friends, your kid is running in circles around the house, never getting their homework done, and has great difficulties just sitting down quietly for more than 5-10 minutes.
In 2013 the World Health Organization estimated that over 39 million people (both children and adults) are suffering from ADHD. Since the condition was discovered, pharmaceutical companies have developed a complete drug industry around it. But the greatest irony about ADHD, which many people are now just starting to realize, is that many of the symptoms that impair your and your kid’s quality of life are actually caused by the drug that is meant to help them! These includes apathy, lack of appetite, delayed growth, not to mention addiction to the drug. Unfortunately, parents are often provided with inaccurate information or are so frustrated that they decide to live with the drugs' side-effects rather than with the symptoms of the disorder.
What most people don’t know is that there is a way to treat ADHD that allows you to throw the sedating medications straight to the trash can. This is called neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback therapy uses real time displays of brain activity (EEG), that guide the child on how to self-regulate their own brain function. This advanced and non-invasive treatment allows the child to monitor their brain activity by themselves and so learn to control it more effectively. Sound unreal? I thought so too until I began to study it myself. During my professional training as a neurofeedback specialist, I discovered that natural treatments such as these are also the most effective. When the only alternative is medication, neurofeedback might just save your child.