Is it ADD (AD/HD)?

  • Do you or your child lose focus easily?
  • Are you easily distracted?
  • Do you ever feel like you just can’t sit still?
  • Are you fidgety?
  • Have you been told you are ADD?

If you have questioned, “Is It ADHD?” and you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have probably experienced the symptoms of ADHD. If you have seen a doctor for these symptoms, there is a high probability he has tried to prescribe medication for your symptoms.

Does my child have ADHD?

How Do Most Providers Answer the Question, “Is It ADHD?”

  • A doctor may ask you a few questions about symptoms and choose to prescribe medications based solely on the responses given. One problem with this is that you can google common questions asked by a provider and the type of answer to give them in order to have them prescribe medication!
  • There are also evaluations and assessments to determine if someone has ADHD. These include questionnaires, teacher and parent observations, and physician evaluation. While this type of assessment can affirm that ADHD symptoms are present, they don’t get to the root cause of the symptoms. There are many possible co-morbid conditions that often present with ADHD symptoms. These include Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Behavioral Disorder, and others.

How Does Brain Changers Answer the Question, “Is It ADHD?”

Brain Changers utilizes two assessments to determine if ADHD symptoms are being caused primarily by an ADHD Disorder, or if symptoms may be related to another or co-morbid disorder. We utilize a Continuous Performance Test when confirmation is needed for the child’s school to determine the severity of symptoms, and specifically where the greatest issues for attention and response are present. This same test is utilized by the US Army, and it has been deemed 92% accurate in diagnosing ADHD as a primary cause for symptoms.

Additionally, Brain Changers utilizes the qEEG, or Brain Map, to answer the question, “Is it ADHD?” and to assess which brain waves are performing out of balance that may be responsible for or contributing to symptoms. There are some specific patterns of over or under activity in brain function that help to explain the symptoms of ADHD and can help pinpoint why the symptoms may present with other issues, as well.

We treat ADHD and other disorders without medication. Once assessments are complete, we utilize Neurofeedback and Counseling for treatment. Each of these Holistic Medicine modalities can be done independently, but the greatest benefit comes from a combination of therapies toward improved health and wellness.

Contact us today to see how we can help!  409-300-3113