There is no single test for ADD ADHD, just like many other disorders including: anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities. All of these disorders have similar symptoms, but can be due to several causes or irregularities in brain system function.
The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistic Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5) is used by various mental health professionals to help diagnose these disorders. This test was released in May of 2013 and replaces its previous version, the text revision of the fourth edition (DEM-IV-TR). This helps ensure that people are properly treated for the disorder. By using the same standard across different communities they can determine how many children really have this condition, and how public health is affected by it.
According to Dr. Daniel Amen, MD, neuropsychiatrist, there are 6 different subtypes of ADHD. With full 19 channel quantitative brain mapping at Edge Neuro Fitness, we are able to map out and image the electrical activity in your brain, thereby determining where we need to train and what we are dealing with. Through neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) training we show your brain what it needs to do. We refer to other professionals when additional help is needed and we offer many specific skills and tools to help parents and children cope with inattention, promoting enhanced cognitive function…in other words, how to make the brain work better!
Some of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD are as follows:
* Easily distracted
* Forgetful of daily activities
* Loses things necessary for task and activities
* Trouble holding attention on tasks and activities
* Fidgets with hands and feet, or squirms in seat
* Continues to leave when staying put is expected
* Talks excessively
* Has trouble waiting for his/her turn
* Often interrupts others
* Has trouble organizing tasks and activities
* Constantly on the go
* Does not seem to listen when directly spoken to
* Runs about or climbs in situations where it is not appropriate
* Fails to give close attention to details
These issues often last into adulthood.
ADD shares many symptoms with ADHD. The differences in the disorders are very few but easy to tell apart.
This disorder prevents the individual from being able to focus properly. Some examples might be: staring off during class, “spacing out”, trouble listening, focusing on a picture rather than reading the story, or being distracted when spoken to.
Each case is different. Some individuals only experience a mild case of this disorder, while others are so distracted they can rarely focus. Neurofeedback training can offer relief from “the fog” by helping you or your child focus in a more effective manner. Brain training takes time, practice and patience and will also involve some other changes in lifestyle such as nutrition, exercise, and sleep, to enhance good brain health.
There are a variety of learning disabilities and focusing troubles impacting the lives of millions, may of which can be improved upon with Neurofeedback training because they center around good brain function. What we do is show your brain where it’s at and how to work better with information on our TV screen and pleasant sounds that guide the brain in the direction it needs to go. With just a little hope and determination you can get on a path to overcome your obstacles. Getting into a routine and making changes can be frustrating, but worth the effort. One of the most important things we help you to work on is goal-setting, it is actually good for the brain! We are consistently surprised at how many symptoms and issues begin to fall away once they start our training programs. Things that people don’t come in for as primary complaints. We don’t actually diagnose, treat, or cure, but we help you to achieve better brain function…and that’s where it all starts, is in the brain. That’s what Edge Neuro Fitness is all about.. Contact us to find out how we can help you with ADD ADHD.