Neurofeedback for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Neurofeedback for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Published: 2022-10-15
Author: University of Geneva (UNIGE) | Contact: unige.ch/en/
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2021.05.017
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Synopsis: Research reveals a type of brain training based on the principle of neurofeedback enables people with attention deficit disorder to improve their ability to concentrate. ADHD is currently treated with pharmaceutical drugs that may have unwanted side effects. This is why scientists are exploring a new technique called neurofeedback, which enables ADHD patients to train their attention based on instant feedback from the level of their brain activity. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) develops in childhood and leads to numerous difficulties with attention, concentration, and impulsiveness. It is genetically associated with environmental causes and is characterized by a deficit in dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in executive functions.

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Neurofeedback (NFB)

Neurofeedback (NFB), also called Neurotherapy, is a type of biofeedback that presents real-time feedback from brain activity to reinforce healthy brain function through operant conditioning. Neurofeedback teaches self-control of brain functions to subjects by measuring brain waves and providing audio and/or video feedback signals. Positive or negative feedback is produced for desirable or undesirable brain activities.

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