Neurological Basis and Neurofeedback Treatment of ADHD
Joel F. Lubar, Ph.D., and Judith O. Lubar, LCSW, BCD
Recent evidence based on regional cerebral blood flow, PET scan studies and quantitative multichannel EEG have shown that attention deficit disorder, particularly of the inattentive subtype has a neurological basis. Our data supports and extends these findings and provides a rationale for employing neurofeedback as a significant part of a multicomponent treatment program.
We will demonstrate the relationship between EEG changes and success in learning neurofeedback, objective measures of change and the effect of stimulant medication on the QEEG. Cerebral substrates of different types of selective attention will be covered in relation to ADD/HD and learning disabilities. The direct influence of family dynamics on the EEG and ability to change certain EEG parameters is critical for achieving long term success.