neuroCare offers personalised treatment programs which allow us to work faster and more effectively. Scientific research by Arns et al. shows that our method of personalized neurofeedback is effective in 75% of clients with ADHD.
The treatment period is intensive with 2-3 sessions per week with each session consisting of neurofeedback training and individual therapeutic support. The first improvements are usually noticeable after 10-20 sessions and long-term results are usually achieved after 30-40 sessions. This intensive approach is necessary for a lasting, long-term effect.
Neurofeedback has no or few side effects which is an advantage compared to medication, where side effects do occur regularly. When the treatment gives good results, medication used for ADHD can be phased out (under supervision).
The underlying causes of concentration problems, impulsivity, AD(H)D-related complaints or sleeping problems are unique in everyone. That is why we make a tailor-made treatment in which we look at the individual treatment needs of the client, whether it is 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 watch (sleep watch) that measures 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 treatment that is tailored to the personal needs of each client, taking into account biological, psychological and personal factors.
Van Doren et al. (2018). Sustained effects of neurofeedback in ADHD: A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
This is a systematic review and meta-analysis which looks at data from more than 500 children with ADHD from 10 randomised controlled trials, comparing the effects of Neurofeedback with ‘active treatments – including medication – and ‘non-active’ (no treatment) conditions. To critically interpret the data, researchers with different views on Neurofeedback contributed to this study. They concluded that Neurofeedback had long lasting effects after an average of 6 months, with no ongoing therapy sessions needed after the initial program compared to the group which was still taking medication at follow-up, and at follow-up the effects of neurofeedback were comparable to the effects of medication.