Considerations and Benefits of Neurofeedback
Things to keep in mind:
-- Unlike ADHD medication, this therapy hasn't been rigorously tested in large, double-blind studies so some experts warn that it shouldn't replace medication (which has been extensively studied), but instead should be used in combination. Also, some experts believe it isn't clear whether improvements in children are due to the therapy or to one-on-one time with a therapist.
-- Another criticism is that, while neurofeedback may sharpen attention in some children, it doesnt always improve the other problems associated with ADHD.
-- The positive benefits of the treatment seem to remain after the sessions end. Additionally, some experts have found that after a year of therapy, patients may be able to reduce their medication dosage—some by about 50 percent.