August 28, 2019 at 10:47 pm #126719nettaParticipant
I am new to this amazing site. I am currently overwhelmed as I have hit another hurdle. I have a son who is 12 years old who has been diagnosed with ADHD, emotional regulation & depression. Currently, he is on Concerta & Lovan but unfortunately, the meds are not working as they use to and also puberty being a contributing factor doesn’t help. The Pediatrician is wanting to add the drug (intuniv) to the mix which I am nervous about introducing a third drug. Also, someone has suggested Neurofeedback sessions. Can anyone suggest a good reasonable priced clinic for the Neurofeedback? Hopefully, that is allowed (I am located in Sydney) And if so have you seen a difference in your child?
August 29, 2019 at 5:17 pm #126771mitzimainerParticipant
I am guessing you are in Sydney Australia? There looks to be 2 different companies offering treatment.
I am in the States and have had Neurofeedback twice, once in 2012 for extreme hyperactivess/compulsivess and recently for extreme depression after going through menopause.
It is by far the best treatment as it helps to balance and retrain your brain to run optimally.
I have not had any hyperactivity/racingness for 7 years. The changes are lasting.
Unfortunately it is not cheap and in the States tough to get reimbursement. But with that said worth the investment.
September 3, 2019 at 9:18 am #126918Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Here’s some information about Neurofeedback:
It would likely help to consult a psychiatrist for guidance on medication since your pediatrician is suggesting multiple meds. Psychs have much more experience with these types of medications.
There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…) — many of the names are likely different in Australia. Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. It could be time to try the other type of stimulant.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
October 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm #132789mpeaParticipant
About two years ago we completed a neurofeedback treatment course (over 20 sessions) for our then 8 year old son’s ADHD with zero result, literally – ZERO. And yes, it was very expensive – $7,000 down the drain. (We live in New York, maybe elsewhere it’s cheaper)
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