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Research on Neurofeedback Indicates Success with Some Children with ADHD

August 28, 2007

Training the brains of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using a technique called neurofeedback can improve their behavior and reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity, according to a team of Swiss and German researchers. But the strategy doesn't work for every child and shouldn't be thought of as a replacement for drug treatment, Dr. Renate Drechsler of the University of Zurich, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health."Impaired control of attention is a core problem in ADHD," Drechsler explained via e-mail. "Neurofeedback is aimed at learning how to regulate cortical activation in order to induce better attentional control, and thereby improve a main symptom directly."
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