ADD and ADHD
Our brain scan program provides objective measurements for helping diagnose or rule out ADD/ADHD. You no longer need to rely only on observations and symptoms.
Studies show that overdiagnosis and improper diagnosis is a major issue. Under-diagnosis can also be a problem as can prescribing the wrong medications. Natural approaches, including diet modification, can be instrumental in reversing the symptoms of this “medical issue.”
Traditional diagnosis procedures for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may lead to over-diagnosis and are fraught with complications because the target behavioral symptoms are found in a variety of other disorders.
We have tested young adults and adults who (1) thought they had ADD and DID NOT; (2) who did not know they had ADD and DID; and (3) who had symptoms of ADD but the symptoms were caused by other factors. (We use the term ADD as the general term to apply to the seven different types of ADD as identified by Dr. Amen of the Amen Clinics including ADHD.)
Attention and Learning Disorders
EEG markers have been well measured for this ailment and demonstrate very high agreement with expensive gold-standard assessments. The FDA has approved the use of qEEG for the diagnosis of ADHD.
The low cost and ease of use of our brain scan system can provide both parents and healthcare professionals another accurate source to aid in this otherwise difficult assessment.
Special Note: Through our testing, we have found young adults and teenagers who “thought” they had ADD or ADH did not. Similarly, we have tested adults who did not know they had ADD or ADHD but did. There is a strong genetic component to ADD. Ruling out ADD or ADHD is as important as identifying this “Medical Condition” as it then allows us to focus on the real causes of the person’s concerns (lack of sleep, poor nutrition, poor diet, depression …).
ADD information (quoted from Amen Clinic, https://www.amenclinics.com/conditions/adhd-add/)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow—yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 20% of boys and 11% of girls are being diagnosed with it.
While genetics, maternal alcohol or drug use, birth trauma, jaundice, brain infections and head trauma can play a causative role in ADD symptoms, the increase in people being diagnosed with it is likely related to influences in our world today that negatively affect brain function, including:
- Limited physical education in school
- Excessive use of video games
- Diets filled with processed foods
- Exposure to environmental toxins (i.e. pesticides in the food supply).
Many people with ADD are very intelligent, creative, spontaneous, fun and successful. However, on the flip side, untreated ADD can have alarming consequences and is associated with higher incidences of:
- Academic problems
- Low self-esteem
- Job failure
- Alzheimer’s disease.
Furthermore, 33% of kids with ADD never finish high school (3 times the national average) so they end up in jobs that don’t pay well. According to one study from Harvard, 52% of people with untreated ADD abuse drugs or alcohol. The Amen Clinics are filled with clients who have struggled with ADD every day of their lives.