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ADD – ADHD, but without medication

Currently, more than 50,000 children are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and are taking prescription medications to manage their behavior. This makes us the third highest consumer of ADD/ADHD drugs (per capita) worldwide.

Although debate and disagreement continue, particularly in schools, over the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, the treatment and management of behavioral impacts still largely rely on pharmaceuticals.

Less known is the number of adult patients with ADD and ADHD. A recent study conducted across 10 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that up to 3.5% of working adults could be affected. However, the number of drug treatments for the condition in adults is quite low. The United States leads the way with 12.7% of patients seeking treatment, while countries such as the Netherlands have only 2.7%.

Alternative treatments for these two conditions range from nutrition (irritable bowel syndrome in people with ADD/ADHD is a common denominator) to brain gyms like Dore programs and specific exercise plans. Although yielding some results, the results of these programs were inconsistent and either based on scientific evidence-based platforms or had a significant impact on reducing drug use.

However, it is a novel approach (technique) that combines movement and timing movements with neuromotor training using audio triggers and sensory feedback. This technology has produced breakthrough results in the United States over the past decade of clinical trials and research.

Using a computer-connected technology known as an interactive metronome, ADD/ADHD patients wear headphones and participate in a series of active sessions that are voice-guided, performing exercises that activate electronic sensors. 100 seconds. The required concentration, timing, and rhythm, along with the repetitive nature of the program, stimulate the individual’s ability to focus and strengthen neural pathways. This allows the patient to become more task-oriented in other areas such as the classroom or workplace. This has a significant impact on your ability to concentrate and be less disruptive to your actions.

This new approach to managing drug free ADD and ADHD treatment will be welcomed by healthcare professionals, parents, and teachers, with notable results after just 12 sessions for both children and adults.

The interactive metronome can also be used as a home unit. Ideal for virtually any family, with the added benefit of generating improvements in cognition, timing/coordination (sports performance), and academic application (grade 1-2 improvement in numeracy and literacy after only 12 sessions).

“It remains to be seen whether non-medical treatment methods will gain a foothold in terms of managing ADD/ADHD, but those who choose this technique over drugs have clearly achieved some notable results and improvements.”

After all, the long-term effects of ‘drugs’ on our school children are not yet fully understood, but common sense tells us that they can’t all be good. And, especially if there are drug-free alternatives today, why should we?

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