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Initial study finds promise and limitations in using virtual reality (VR) to treat ADHD

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Giv­en the lim­i­ta­tions of exist­ing evi­dence-based ADHD treat­ments, i.e., stim­u­lant med­ica­tion and behav­ior ther­a­py — research on nov­el inter­ven­tion approach­es con­tin­ues to be impor­tant.

Cog­ni­tive train­ing is one such approach that has been sug­gest­ed as a poten­tial adjunct or even replace­ment for med­ica­tion treat­ment. While cog­ni­tive train­ing takes dif­fer­ent forms, e.g., com­put­er­ized atten­tion train­ing, work­ing mem­o­ry train­ing, the basic idea is that by repeat­ed­ly prac­tic­ing cog­ni­tive tasks relat­ed to atten­tion, one’s abil­i­ty to focus and attend will improve. In oth­er words, Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: Parents view Exercise as more effective than Prescription Medications to treat children with ADHD

Con­sid­er how research sup­port for ADHD treat­ments are typ­i­cal­ly estab­lished. The ‘gold-stan­dard’ approach would be a ran­dom­ized-con­trolled tri­al in which chil­dren with ADHD are ran­dom­ly assigned to the treat­ment or con­trol group. The treat­ment, what­ev­er it hap­pens to be, would be care­ful­ly imple­ment­ed in a research-based pro­to­col. If pos­si­ble Read the rest of this entry »

Now available — Online Course: How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development

ADHDTreatments_courseoutlineIn order to suc­cess­ful­ly pro­mote children’s healthy brain devel­op­ment, every par­ent whose child has been diag­nosed with ADHD should learn how to sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly nav­i­gate and mon­i­tor the range of poten­tial ADHD treat­ments based on the lat­est sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence. This course aims at pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary infor­ma­tion, frame­works and toolk­its to make well-informed deci­sions, in con­junc­tion with pro­fes­sion­al advice, about med­ica­tion, behav­ioral ther­a­py, exer­cise, neu­ro­feed­back, work­ing mem­o­ry train­ing, med­i­ta­tion, diet and sup­ple­ments.

By the end of this 6‑hour online, self-paced course par­tic­i­pants will have gained the under­stand­ing and infor­ma­tion required to nav­i­gate, pri­or­i­tize and mon­i­tor ADHD treat­ments, both con­ven­tion­al and com­ple­men­tary, to max­i­mize short-term and long-term healthy brain devel­op­ment for chil­dren with ADHD. Click HERE to learn more and pur­chase access (20%-off dis­count code: SB20)

Navigating ADHD treatments’ course starts today

Dr. David RabinerHel­lo,

If you are among the many sub­scribers who reg­is­tered for the How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tion­al and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Devel­op­ment online course, I appre­ci­ate your inter­est. We have put togeth­er a cur­ricu­lum that I believe you will find to be inter­est­ing and help­ful. Read the rest of this entry »

Final 6 hours to join online course How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development

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Heads-up: Reg­is­tra­tion for the upcom­ing online course How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tion­al and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Devel­op­ment, fea­tur­ing Duke Uni­ver­si­ty’s Dr. David Rabin­er, ends in less than 48 hours. Click Here to learn more and reg­is­ter. The course starts this Tues­day, May 12th!

Course descrip­tion: In order to suc­cess­fully pro­mote children’s healthy brain devel­op­ment, every Read the rest of this entry »

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