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Neurofeedback...Alternative Treatments?


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Joined: Apr 09, 2006
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Posted Jul 24, 2007 at 2:11:01 PM
Subject: Neurofeedback...Alternative Treatments?

Has anyone had success with neurofeedback? I'm looking into alternative treatments b/c I'm a college student with LDs and ADD and doctors say I'm a rare case. Apparently most people with my IQ scores have other obvious problems whereas I seem well...more "normal" than I should. Anyway, I really struggle to concentrate and there are some classes I will not be able to take on a collegiate level due to my LD. Not good because I'm a senior. I also have a heart problem that makes it dangerous to take stimulant meds so we constantly have to work around that. I feel in my gut that there must be something out there that can TEACH me to use my brain better and take some of the confusion out of daily living. C'mon all you forum people. Spill what you know!!

~*totallygenius

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lilo321
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Posted:Aug 05, 2007 9:46:33 AM

What exactly is neurofeedback?

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totallygenius
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Posted:Aug 05, 2007 4:56:51 PM

I'm still at the very beginning of researching it myself....but what they do is get readings from your brain by attatching electrodes to the scalp. I think they ask you questions, etc. Since they can see what your brain is doing, it works as a sort of training tool. The goal is to help someone LEARN to concentrate, beat addiction, or whatever the problem is. By the way, if any one knows a reputable sight to learn more about neurofeedback lemme know!

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totallygenius
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Posted:Sep 27, 2007 6:31:29 PM

Has anyone had neurofeedback? I'd love to hear about your expirience. :)

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Aly
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Posted:Sep 30, 2007 9:23:20 AM

What do you mean by more normal? Is your doc used to only ADHD with hyperactivity, but you are predominantly inattentive? Or is he/she used to seeing people with LD who have non-verbal LD's who never had social skills training? Or perhaps, he/she is thinking LD means very low IQ?

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Anyway, I really struggle to concentrate and there are some classes I will not be able to take on a collegiate level due to my LD. Not good because I'm a senior.

I struggle to concentrate in class too. Taking notes focuses me, but I miss things because of an auditory memory deficit. I tape classes and fill in the gaps later, being sure to take as many notes as I can in class and making a note to indicate where I am sure I missed something.

As for alternatives to stimulants (something I have never used), some would say that you should make your diet the healthiest it can be, not because diets will cure ADHD, but because everyone (ADHD or not) does better with quality fuel for their brain that is released evenly. Lots of whole foods (including high fiber food) and no junk food, basically.

When evaluating any alternative treatment, please read
http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment/complementary/WWK6S

Unless it is research based, it is a shot in the dark.


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totallygenius
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Posted:Nov 14, 2007 7:24:28 PM

Hey Aly sorry I took so long to see your reply but thanks! I appreciate the link too.
-Blessings :)

~*totallygenius

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