With diagnoses rising to 11 percent for children ages 4 to 17 in the United States, ADHD has become one of those common mental disorders for children. Though behavior health therapy is an option for those with ADHD, most are only able to take medication. With Neurocore, a brain performance center, children with ADHD can undergo therapy where they eventually don’t have to keep taking medication. Read more about Neurocore at muscletech.com.
Neurocore was founded by former neuropsychologist Dr. Tim Royer with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in 2004. Rochelle Fintelman, who is a clinical specialist for Neurocore, says that the clinic normally treats attention issues, stress, migraine problems, and trouble with sleep. The way that the clinic treats people is through biofeedback (helping people with how to breathe better) and neurofeedback (the use of patient’s brain activity charts with technology).
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One of the methods of helping their patients (a combination of biofeedback and neurofeedback) is hooking up them up with electrodes on their ears and head to record their brain activity as they watch a movie. When the brain is under correct balance, the movie will play. However, when their brain activity or breathing becomes unbalanced the movie will pause or shrink on the large screen it’s played on. Over time, the brain will recognize the pauses and start to correct the patient’s brain waves on its own. Visit indeed.com to know more about Neurocore.
Through Neurocore’s use of biofeedback and neurofeedback, their statistics show that 75% of their patients have been able to either lower the use of their medications or cut them out altogether.
Neurocore is a very costly procedure out of pocket. It can cost up to $2,200 for a diagnostic test. This includes thirty sessions to be treated, which Neurocore says is the minimum amount of appointments needed in order for the therapy to have any kind of impact. But Neurocore does accept insurance, making it easier for people to have access to their therapy.