Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition that is characterized by continuing episodes of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects functioning or development. According to the CDC, it is one of the most common pediatric psychiatric disorders. ADHD is typically diagnosed during childhood and can often last long into adulthood. The cause of ADHD is unknown, but research shows that excessive sugar intake, screen time, and exposure to toxins may worsen symptoms.
Key Factors with ADD/ADHD
Malfunction of the right frontal lobe and pre-frontal cortex
Reduced connectivity in default mode network (DMN)
Complications from ADD/ADHD
How Oxford Recovery Center Can Help
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Traditional treatment for ADHD involves medications and therapy that may work in the short term. However, these medications may not work long term and come with side effects that include anxiety, irritability, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, insomnia, and headaches. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an alternative treatment which will decrease inflammation, oxygenate the entire body, stimulate the growth of new healthy blood vessels, and release stem cells, up to 800% more after twenty sessions. Studies have reported improvement in concentration, communication, working memory and sleep.
QEEG & Neurofeedback Therapy (NFB)
A Quantitative EEG shows us electrical activity of the brain. We will be able to see if inflammation is present, if there are any areas of hyper- or hypoactivity, and any areas of disconnect. Using this information, we can focus on the area(s) of the brain most affected and bring those areas back into balance using Neurofeedback Therapy. Research has shown a reduction in hyperactivity, more focus and attention with Neurofeedback Therapy and ADHD.
Our Naturopathic Doctor offers nutritional counseling and herbal and supplement options based on blood work and symptom profile. She also offers specialty testing that includes MaxGen nutritional genetics testing as well as neurotransmitter testing. She has extensive experience in Family Medicine and Functional Medicine and her goal is to achieve optimal health and wellness by getting to the root cause of the symptoms.
Methodological Note: Neurofeedback: A Comprehensive Review on System Design, Methodology and Clinical Applications
The Role of the Circadian System in the Etiology and Pathophysiology of ADHD: Time to Redefine ADHD?
*Information gathered from the research articles and sources above