The combined type of ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
The predominantly inattentive type of ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention.
The predominantly hyperactive-pulsive type of ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
The symptoms are present for at least six months to an extent that does not correspond to the level of development and that has a negative influence on social and educational or professional activities. The symptoms are not due to other psychological disorders or environmental influences (e.g. reaction to problems in the family). Several symptoms were present before the 12th year.
ADHD is more common in children than in adults. Two-thirds of children diagnosed with ADHD before puberty have behavioural and emotional problems in their development into adulthood. Up to half of these adolescents still have symptoms of ADHD that persist into adulthood. Research shows that ADHD is more common in adult men than in women.
A diagnosis of ADHD can help both a child and an adult to see his or her problems in the right perspective. These people often have a negative image of themselves because of an accumulation of failures at school, in the social environment and in the work environment. Positive results can be achieved through correct diagnosis, recognition of the problem and the help of a specialised therapist.
Many people benefit from Neurofeedback in combination with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Supplemented with psycho-education and coaching, this can provide a basis on which they can start building new success experiences.
The concerns and possible causes are unique for everyone. That’s why we tailor the treatment to the client’s individual treatment needs, whether it’s a child or an adult.
We start with an intake interview after which we also conduct a quantitative EEG (QEEG) and neuropsychological examination of each client. The client then goes home with a special sleep watch that will measure the quality of sleep over a period of 7 days. The results of these different measurements give us insight into the underlying cause of the complaints. This allows us to create a tailor-made treatment that meets the personal needs of each client.
Treatment can include education, medication, cognitive behavioural therapy, neurofeedback or a combination of these methods.
If a neurofeedback treatment is indicated, tele-neurofeedback can be considered. Tele-neurofeedback makes it possible to train clients at home in their own environment. The client sits down at his/her computer at home and starts the training via the internet while the therapist is watching from our practice and there is contact by phone. Where necessary, the client is immediately adjusted. The advantage of this form of therapy is that the client is not bound to visit our practice before every session. This often saves travel time and travel costs.
In consultation with your practitioner, we can check with you whether you are eligible for this.