Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a well-recognized childhood developmental problem. This condition is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It is now known that these symptoms continue into adulthood for about 60% of children with ADHD. That translates into 4% of the U.S. adult population, or 8 million adults. However, few adults are identified or treated for adult ADHD.
Adults with ADHD may have difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks, or completing work within time limits. If these difficulties are not managed appropriately, they can cause associated behavioral, emotional, social, vocational, and academic problems.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be an effective tool in treating Adult ADHD. It provides the structure needed for managing the behavioral symptoms and facilitates improvement in cognitive functioning.
Brain wave patterns in adults with ADHD are the same as with children. There is excessive slow wave activity in the right frontal lobe, but not in the left frontal lobe. This condition is easily identified with a brain wave assessment. Symptoms are eliminated with Neurofeedback to inhibit slow wave activity in the right frontal lobe.