"My children have had success with EEG neurofeedback training. Why don't more doctors offer this alternative ADHD treatment?"
by Larry Silver, M.D.
There are two reasons why neurofeedback is not widely accepted among doctors.
First, no research has shown that the theory behind the treatment or the treatment itself is effective for people with ADHD.
Second, when children who receive this treatment are studied, most show no benefit. The question for you is if the neurofeedback treatment made the difference, or if there might have been another contributing factor (medication, special help in school, increased parental attention, tutors, etc.).
I will not discourage any parent from trying what they think will help their child; however, I do not condone treatments where the claims and findings cannot be significantly duplicated.