Dr. Larry Hirshberg of Brown University reviews neurofeedback in Child & Adolescent
"According to the reviewers, these studies demonstrated that 70-80% of participants
benefited from (Neurofeedback)... somewhat equal to that of stimulants for the treatment
of ADHD symptoms."
Dr. Andrew Weil, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and
director of its Program in Integrative Medicine said:
"Using neurotherapy, children, teens, and adults with ADHD learn to increase beta
brain waves (associated with alertness) or another kind of brain wave called sensorimotor
rhythm (associated with behavioral control), and decrease theta waves (associated
with daydreaming and loss of focus). "Studies reliably find that at least 75% of
patients respond to neurotherapy," says Monastra, who is the author of ADHD biofeedback
studies and the book Parenting Children with ADHD. "The response is as powerful as
stimulant medications, but the effects appear more enduring," he adds; research suggests
that gains can last for years."
Dr. Randall Lyle, therapist with the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health (www.ecrh.org)
and clinical director of the Family Life Center at St. Mary's University said:
"Neurofeedback has been proven so effective in treating traumatic brain injury (TBI)
that the Texas Legislature recently passed a law preventing insurance companies from
denying coverage for it if the patient is being treating for TBI. Another effort
is currently under way to lobby the State to mandate the same coverage for those
being treated autism spectrum disorders."
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