Do Mind Machines really help People with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
The individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder characteristics were the hunters of old, the warriors whose responsibilities included keeping others safe. The jobs assigned to these individuals included constantly monitoring the environment and to keep themselves fully aware of any dangers. Movement was of prime import, flexibility a desired talent.
Quick decisions and the ability to constantly change strategies through bursts of energy coupled with staying power were the marks of leaders. These people were to be envied because of their ability to think visually. They used actions rather than words and were easily bored longing for the hunt. They were praised for their ability to take risks and face dangers others avoided. They cared for those reliant individuals whose brains allowed them to sit around and engage in long range planning in a cautious manner. Some authors refer to this group as farmers, others think of them as planners and doers. The people who keep details in view as they plan realistically for the future.
Accordingly, if we subscribe to the description of differing individuals, we must try to understand how the more important people, responsible for keeping others alive, are today those individuals who find themselves in great stress and suffering from mental health problems. How did it happen that the “winners” are now seeing themselves as those needing help? Why are 25 million adults and children taking medications, seeing psychiatrists and suffering from stress related diseases when history portrays them as those responsible for the survival of others?
The question may arise as to the characteristic behavior of the ADD and ADHD individual. The following are some of these characteristics:
1. Easily distractible.
2. Possess short but intense attention spans.
3. Tend to make impulsive decisions.
5. Distort time and space.
6. Difficulty following verbal directions.
7. Periodic depression or “down moods”.
8. High risk takers.
9. Easily frustrated.
10. Periodic anxieties.
11. Rapid talkers.
The above characteristics are shared by those individuals diagnosed as ADD or ADHD. Added to the above challenges is the fact that these individuals are hard on themselves and those around them.
We regularly receive calls from parents who have been told their son or daughter is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and told their child needs to start medication. Their first question is ‘at what age can my child use a light and sound mind machine?’ Most in neurotech feel comfortable replying age 5 or 6, but under the supervision of a professional clinician. They should discuss adding light and sound stimulation rather than starting medication with their child’s physician. See what he thinks. Most physicians are aware of the benefits of using light and sound stimulation. Even more are aware of the side effects when using medication.
With so many overlapping symptoms ADD and ADHD are difficult to differentiate, should their child actually have either one in the first place. Over the years with the learning and relaxation programs we’ve sponsored there have been some students that were misdiagnosed with a learning disorder, which is something that could follow them throughout their educational careers. Best to be absolutely certain that a diagnosis is correct.
If ADD or ADHD is actually happening, how it’s treated depends on which side of the Atlantic Ocean you live on. In the United States ADD/ADHD is viewed as a biological disorder and treated with medication whereas Europeans view ADD/ADHD as a social disorder and treat it with therapy and counseling. Brainwave frequency generation as found in light and sound mind machines has been shown to be an effective therapeutic modality for treating the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
The very best light and sound mind machine for those with ADD/ADHD is the DAVID Alert Pro by Mind Alive, Inc. Every session contained in the DAVID Alert Pro has been thoroughly tested and proven effective. The system comes complete and ready to use. Mindmachines.com customers can easily contact us for suggestions on how to maximize their light and sound session experiences and gain answers to questions and concerns when using light and sound stimulation for dealing with ADD or ADHD.
For those of you who are seeing a clinician utilizing eeg/neurofeedback (NFB) training for targeting ADD and ADHD symptoms realize it takes several visits, oftentimes 30 or more, to see significant gains in brainwave focus. With appointments running $75 per session and higher, our customers are incorporating the DAVID Alert Pro mind machine into their NFB training. Most use their Alert Pro as an adjunctive modality at home to the NFB training they are receiving. Results indicate that this method increases their ability to achieve the desired brainwave state more easily, which in turn leads to better, more productive NFB training sessions.
ADD and ADHD affect people of all ages. Many struggle with other issues like depression, insomnia, anxiety and drug abuse. The DAVID Alert Pro by Mindalive has specific sessions designed for left hemispheric, right hemispheric and whole brain stimulation. These sessions gently guide your brainwaves to a specific brainwave state, editing and reinforcing your neuropathways through pulsed light, sound and cranial-electro-stimulation, with session’s end leaving you relaxed, refreshed and internally invigorated.
The DAVID Alert Pro comes complete with: Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyesets and Carry Case, high-quality stereo headphones, stereo patch cord, CES earclip Stim cable, 9v battery, ac adapter, comprehensive owners manual with Symptom Survey Checklist and Heart Rate Variability ready.