Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a mental health disorder that can affect patients of all ages. Most commonly diagnosed in children, this brain disruption is defined as a developmentally inappropriate level of hyperactivity and inattention that disrupts or impairs daily functioning in at least two settings, over the course of six months or more.

For children, this usually means they can’t concentrate at school and appear to be misbehaving at home. Adults with ADHD may notice a decline in their ability to manage relationships, an increase in anxiety, or a lack of focus while at work.


Symptoms for ADHD display themselves differently in every child and adult, but some of the most common ones that you may notice as a healthcare provider or a neurology expert are:

  • Being forgetful
  • The need or desire to be in constant movement
  • Daydreaming or having a wandering mind
  • Inability to complete work-related tasks or stay focused while at work
  • Easily distracted from schoolwork or during work meetings
  • Difficulty waiting for a turn in line
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ADD/ADHD Categories

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, ADD or ADHD is categorized into three different types:

  • Predominantly inattentive (also known as ADD)
  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive (also known as ADHD)
  • Combined (ADD/ADHA)

Understanding where your patients fall within the spectrum of ADD or ADHA classifications and symptoms will help you develop a treatment plan that starts by gathering information about their brain health through neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback Explained

Adult patients and parents alike rely on you to have the answers about their child’s mental health or their own cognitive challenges as grown-ups. That’s where we come in! 

Our approach gives your clients a drug-free alternative to treating their ADD or ADHD. The American Academy of Pediatrics considers neurofeedback a “Level 1” solution that’s been highly effective in treating the cognitive disorder.

We use sensitive scalp sensors to measure a patient’s brain waves that give insight into thought habits, stress levels, mood, and overall brain function. A qEEG brain map provides data on specific moments in brain activity that are causing the symptoms of ADD or ADHD.
From there, a specially developed training program is designed to provide positive sound rewards to the brain when it’s operating efficiently and doing what the patient wants it to do. This non-invasive technique is painless and safe and gives patients the power over their cognitive functions.

BrainForest Systems Work!

The BrainForest Systems are designed to be the easiest, yet most comprehensive and cutting-edge neurofeedback programs on the market.

With our BrainTuning system, we’ll provide your office with all of the necessary neurofeedback and brain-training tools and software, as well as comprehensive training on how to use these tools to treat your patients. We also offer our GutTuning system that helps get your client’s gut-brain pathway back on track for more enhanced neurofeedback results.

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