Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Morehead KY

There’s mounting evidence that biofeedback is both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking.

Dr. Nancy Jean Henly
(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Cir
Morehead, KY
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Pediatrics

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(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Cir # 1
Morehead, KY
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1981
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212 East Main Street
Morehead, KY
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Year of Graduation: 1966
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Commonwealth Neurology
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233 East Main Street
Morehead, KY
 
Judy Ann Carlson, MD
(606) 784-6411
329 E 2nd St
Morehead, KY
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1981

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(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Circle
Morehead, KY
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Pediatrics

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(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Cir
Morehead, KY
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr. Judy Ann Carlson
(606) 784-6411
329 E 2nd St
Morehead, KY
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Pediatrics

James Edward Jackson
(606) 784-8518
212 E Main St
Morehead, KY
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Pediatrics

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(606) 784-8518
212 E Main St
Morehead, KY
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Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Q: I’ve heard neurofeedback can help kids with attention disorders. What exactly is it, and does it really work?

A: It’s a new type of biofeedback that trains kids to control their brain waves. There’s mounting evidence that it’s both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. It’s like a video game for the body. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking. And they tend to have too much theta wave activity, which happens when the mind is disorganized and not well focused. One training strategy works to decrease theta wave activity and increase beta waves.

The only downside is the time it takes—usually 30 to 50 sessions of training are required before a child is fully trained. Since insurance typically doesn’t pay for it, it can be expensive.

This is something you’ll want to do with the guidance of a well-trained professional. Your best bet is to find someone credentialed by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.

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