Treating ADD/ADHD & Learning Disorders With LENS

Alternative Treatment For ADD/ADHD

LENS can help decrease impulsivity, distractibility and hyperactivity, and anxiety, all of which can help improve focus and learning. The world becomes easier to navigate. Life becomes less of a struggle for the patient and parent.

I feel happier with everything. I feel more controlled in stressful situations. I focus better in all of my classes. Teachers told me I’ve been more into class discussions. I have been calmer and sleeping better. I am not as stressed as I was before with work.

16 year old male: ADD/ADHD, anger, stress

LENS Neurofeedback treats ADD & ADHDAccording to a recent CDC report “About 1 in 6 ( = 16.6% * 73 million kids =12,161,800) ) children in the U.S. had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism.” As under-reporting in parent surveys is common, this probably represents an underestimate. And, the rates are continuing to rise.

That stunning statistic represents a silent epidemic. Yet it is barely a blip on the radar of national consciousness.

Why the laid back response to a pandemic rate of mental health issues among our kids?

In terms of care, the government and parents erroneously believe that everything that can be done for these kids is already being done…almost exclusively in the form of medicating.

“In the past 30 years there has been a twenty fold increase in the consumption of drugs for attention deficit disorder

Outside of talk therapy and drugging kids, the medical model has nothing to offer.

Keep in mind that…

1. ADD/ADHD is purely a subjective diagnosis. There is no solid test to confirm it.

2. There has never been any scientific evidence to prove that any inherent, genetic or otherwise, chemical imbalances exist in the brains of children with ADD/ADHD, or any other brain diagnosed with mental illness.

3. “Attention-deficit drugs increase concentration in the short term, which is why they work so well for college students cramming for exams. But when given to children over long periods of time, they neither improve school achievement nor reduce behavior problems.

When we reviewed the literature on attention-deficit drugs again in 1990 we found that all children, whether they had attention problems or not, responded to stimulant drugs the same way. Moreover, while the drugs helped children settle down in class, they actually increased activity in the playground. Stimulants generally have the same effects for all children and adults. They enhance the ability to concentrate; especially on tasks that are not inherently interesting or when one is fatigued or bored, but they don’t improve broader learning abilities. The drugs can also have serious side effects, including stunting growth.”

4. While for some smaller number of extreme cases, short term use of drugs may provide benefits, their long-term/lifetime use for millions of children is not supported by the literature and poses significant risks, creating chemical imbalances in the brain that did not exist prior to usage of the drugs (like any other addiction).

LENS helps children with ADD, ADHD and learning disabilitiesLENS offers a new treatment that can work well as an adjunct to medications and/or talk therapy, or as a safe and very effective stand-alone alternative treatment.

Children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, anger issues, and impulsive behaviors comprise the largest segment of my LENS practice. The results, in over 70-75% of patients treated, are remarkable, most often showing some progress within 6 sessions.

The number one response kids report having to LENS treatment is “I feel happier.” This may be due to limited emotional vocabulary. In any case, it is a very good result!

“Generally more happy. I have not had any spikes in my anger lately. I feel more focused and especially more happy than upset. My mother and my sister notice that I am not as angry and that I am more open-minded than I usually seem to be.”

15 year old male: ADHD, anger

LENS Neurofeedback Treated Disorders