Neurofeedback Used to Treat ADHD, PTSD

In September 2013, Chris Gardner went from kicking and spinning as a black belt in taekwondo to being trapped in a world where he could not follow conversations — or even walk his dog. The 58-year-old Vienna, Va., resident had just had brain surgery…

Brain Training in School Diminishes ADHD

“I know there is a better way to treat children with learning challenges. I look to the brain waves for the answers and treat without medication!” — Dr. Taras Odulak           With an alarming ratio of one in 10 children…

What’s On Your Mind?

Neurofeedback is a fascinating field of study. Historically, is goes back to 1924 and psychiatrist Hans Berger. But it wasn’t until the late 60’s that things really started getting interesting. Barry Sterman taught his lab cats how to change their Electroencephalography (EEG) with operant…

Pharma for Two

Many, many years ago, people used to smoke quite a bit. Ash trays were de rigueur for dinner guests at most homes 50+ years ago. Second-hand smoke wasn’t a concern, and not many raised an eyebrow when pregnant women smoked. Today you wouldn’t think…

Drug-free for ADHD

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  Overheard a joke between a couple of 12-year-olds. Q. What does ADHD stand for? A. It stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — oh, look: a butterfly! I couldn’t help but chuckle. Serious matter, unexpected outcome. Having grown up in the East Village, I’m…