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ADHD Basics

ADHD (ADD) is an abbreviation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  There is some confusion with the initials and names used for this disorder.  ADHD actually means Attention Deficit, with or without Hyperactivity, Disorder.  Some people think that attention and hyperactivity (and/or impulsivity) need to be present in order for the disorder to be there, and this is a mistake.  There […]

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The Neurology of Attention or Inattention (ADHD)

There are many different ways in which the underlying neurology, or physiological causes of ADHD can be described.  There are many good articles that delve into the underlying neurological structures involved in this disorder, or that discuss the role of various neurotransmitters and receptor sites.  However, I feel that the way we all can best relate to the causes of […]

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What causes A.D.D.?

The causes of ADHD for Orange County children can be described in terms of neurological structures within the brain with slight malfunctions, or in terms of what causes these malfunctions in the first place. The first is usually obscure and confusing to most us and is hard to relate to our daily world. The second is more understandable and practical […]

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Frequently asked Questions Regarding Neurofeedback

1. What does the EEG (electoencephalograph) show? The EEG shows activity levels of different parts of the brain and the relative balance or imbalance, which underlies ADD/ADHD. 2. Can everyone do Neurofeedback? Most people are good candidates for retraining these parts of the brain. Approximately 85% of the people with ADD/ADHD, through proper training, can bring about this correction. 3. […]

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EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG Biofeedback, is a form of treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder-ADD/ADHD, which is a highly effective alternative to drugs. The underlying cause of this disorder is a misalignment, in terms of speed, between two brain activities, which need to work together for proper focus, and/or impulsivity-hyperactivity control. Approximately 85% of the individuals with this disorder are […]

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Ways To Improve Self-Esteem In Children With ADD – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

Self-esteem, or self-image is a critical determinant of who we are, how we feel about ourselves and how we operate in the world. When an individual has a disorder which interferes with their ability to perform and/or behave properly, such as ADD, self-esteem takes on a far more important role in how much they succeed in, and enjoy life. With […]

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When ADD Kids have ADD Parents – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

I often hear parents complain, ” I think my child has ADD, they can’t concentrate or control themselves, and some times I think I might have it too, we have the same problem, and when they combine, things get worse and worse”.  Also often heard is ” I can’t do everything myself, and when my husband (or wife) gets home, […]

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Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults – Dr. Stephen Ferrari

ADD is a disorder, which is much better understood, diagnosed, and treated today than in times past. Since most ADD is now only tested for and treated in children, there are many adults who suffer from this disorder without any awareness of the cause and possible alleviation of their difficulties. There are three sub-types of ADD: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and the […]

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