ADHD and Bio Feedback and Other Science— ADHD Tip O the Day 706

A short break from The ADHD Four Great Tips

A recent meta-analysis, a study of  previous studies, indicates that biofeedback is not an effective treatment for ADHD. That does not mean that it doesn’t help for other conditions, and doesn’t even mean that it doesn’t help some people with ADHD.

One of my concerns about science is that most scientific reports testing anything simply look at the averages. There are few negative studies that look at the few people whom a treatment helped or even the few that it seemed to make worse. Or at the outliers in brain imaging studies or any other type of study. I think some breakthroughs could be made by studying the outliers.

But I do believe that biofeedback is probably not an effective treatment for most people with ADHD.  And I believe that science, imperfect though it may be, is the best approach to determining what works and what doesn’t.

doug

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Some days, just surviving is a great triumph with ADHD.

 

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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