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ADD/ADHD: Brain Mapping

By July 17, 2017 October 17th, 2017 No Comments

Confirming ADD/ADHD diagnosis is not an easy task, but there is an accurate and safe test that does just the trick.

ADHD_TestQuite often parents have had concerns about their child’s lack of focus or disruptive and impulsive behavior. Sometimes parents will even receive reports from school teachers and/or counselors noticing it themselves. This typically results in the child having ADD/ADHD.

ADD/ADHD are both chronic conditions that affects millions of children’s behaviors and attention spans. Both disorders are not easy to confirm diagnosis since there seems to be quite a lot of overlapping symptoms with other disorders. However, at East Valley Naturopathic Doctors, we provide an accurate and affordable approach to diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD that doesn’t involve any medications given to your child.

Brain Mapping

Brain mapping, or QEEG, is a test that collects electrical activity information from the whole brain. The data collected from one individual’s brain map is then compared to hundreds of other’s brain maps who don’t show complaints or concerns in mood, attention, or cognitive dysfunction. Brain mappings show how the patient feels, handles stress, how well they pay attention, cognitive function, and other mood disorders, laying a foundation for possible treatment with Neurofeedback.

Brain mapping is performed using a cloth cap with wires, a computer screen, software, and specialized hardware to read brain electrical activity. The cloth cap contains multiple holes which is placed onto the patient’s head. The holes will then fill up with the conductive gel to allow the wires to read the brain waves/electrical activity. Data is received within 3-5 minutes from the time the electrical activity begin and is then saved and sent to a database for further comparison and study. This typically takes 30-45 minutes to complete.

If you have concerns about your child’s behavior or inability to focus and think it may be ADD/ADHD, make sure to call East Valley Naturopathic Doctors to make an appointment to get your child tested today!