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Memory Hack

by Alisa Princy (2019-12-25)

To date, there is no lab Memory Hack Review test used to diagnose ADD and ADHD. Questionnaires, checklists and performance tests such as TOVA (Test of Variables in Attention), Conners Rating Scale, BASC (Behavior Assessment System for Children) and ACTeRS profile for boys are used to diagnose ADD and ADHD and prescribe stimulant medication such as Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Strattera, Concerta, Modafinil, Atomoxetine and Metadate. Since the Physicians' Desk Reference warns against using Ritalin in children under six years of age, concerned parents are seeking alternatives to medication for their young children. Adults with ADD and ADHD who have a history of drug dependence, alcoholism or eating disorders are also cautioned against taking Ritalin and Adderall, because they display similar effects to that of cocaine. Adderall is actually a new name for a medication originally known as Obetrol, which was developed for diet control. It is understandable why Eating Disorder Treatment Centers would prefer an alternative to Adderall for their clients who have ADD and ADHD. Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is an evidence-based alternative to medication, and has been used successfully to improve ADD and ADHD in children and adults. There have been many studies on the efficacy of neurofeedback including a study that demonstrated physical changes in the brain with before and after fMRI scans. One of the many benefits of neurofeedback is that many times the improvements in focus, attention, staying on task and reduced impulsivity are permanent. This is because the brain actually learns how to perform these tasks versus being put into a state of heightened arousal with the use of pharmaceuticals.