Neurocore can help with Teen ADHD

Society has told us that ADHD is a childhood condition, but that’s not the case. Teens and adults can struggle with ADHD. However, it may be more challenging to diagnose beyond childhood because people aren’t necessarily looking for it.

Once a child reaches adolescence, the adults around them often see their behavioral issues as just that, behavioral issues. Some teens aren’t given the benefit of the doubt that their inability to follow directions, lack of focus, missed homework assignments and the like are the result of a legitimate, medical condition that needs addressing. It’s in adolescence that teens with ADHD can be unfairly mislabeled as unintelligent, unmotivated or “problem” children.

Without proper treatment, teens with ADHD may find it difficult to cope with many aspects of adolescent life, including academics, relationships with friends and family, emotional functioning, driving and even alcohol and substance use.

 

See What We Do

Neurocore helps children and adults tackle ADHD. Adults with ADHD have achieved improved concentration, better sleep and greater productivity through our program. Many of these individuals often go their entire childhoods undiagnosed — or misdiagnosed — and then as adults, wonder why they can’t seem to reach their maximum potential. We help these adults identify and breakthrough the barriers that have been holding them back.

ADHD Symptoms in Teens

Do you suspect your child may have teen ADHD? Below are some common signs of ADHD in teens. If your teenager exhibits several of these qualities, Neurocore might be able to help with our brain-mapping diagnostics.

  • Poor concentration or distractibility

    Because teens with ADHD have a difficult time focusing, they tend to have challenges in school. Forgetting assignments or carelessly rushing through them is not uncommon. They also are more likely to be fidgety in class. Careless driving also can be an issue.

  • Irritability

    Adolescence in itself is already a roller coaster of hormones! With ADHD, the highs and lows can be even more drastic. Poor emotional-regulation is not uncommon for teens with ADHD, so coping with frustration, failure and social or relationship struggles can be especially difficult for ADHD teens.

  • Impulsivity or hyperactivity

    This is usually reflected in immature judgment or risk-taking, thrill-seeking behavior. It is essentially why teens with ADHD are more susceptible to start smoking, drinking heavily, or using substances at earlier ages.

  • Sleep disturbance

    While many teens have strange sleep cycles, those with ADHD have a harder time “turning their brains off” at the end of the day. They end up feeling restless and not getting enough sleep, which naturally leads to them not functioning well (i.e. in school) the next day.

  • Communication problems

    Research shows that teenagers with ADHD tend not to pick up on social cues that may be obvious to most other people. This leads to them having fewer reciprocal friendships. In some cases, they may even be bullies or victims of bullying.

  • Extreme disorganization


    While many teens have messy rooms, in the cases of those with ADHD, their level of disorganization causes them to forget commitments and fail to properly prioritize tasks to the point that it frazzles them and affects their daily lives.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Most children with ADHD don’t just “outgrow it” and, if left untreated, will still have it as teenagers.(chadd.org)
  • Many teens with ADHD were not diagnosed as children.(chadd.org)
  • 20% to 30% of teens with ADHD have a co-existing mood disorder, such as depression.(chadd.org)
  • Anxiety disorders also may be present in as many as 10% to 40% of teens with ADHD.(chadd.org)
  • Risk for substance abuse among teens with ADHD ranges from 12% to 24% higher. (chadd.org)

Neurocore’s Comprehensive
Assessment

We offer a scientific and comprehensive assessment that goes beyond just a checklist of symptoms.

Our assessment includes:

  • qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram): to measure brainwave activity. By evaluating the speed and connectivity of your teen’s brain, we can pinpoint the causes of his or her unwanted symptoms.
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Measures heart rate and breathing patterns, which are vital to the overall health of the brain.
  • Behavioral Checklist: this gives us more insight as to what your teen is feeling and experiencing on a day-to-day basis. It also is a medium to address any emotional and social concerns.
  • Integrated Visual and Auditory Test (IVA): This test is designed to measure impulsivity and attention levels.

Neurocore’s Neurofeedback
Program For Teen ADHD Symptoms

What if sitting back and watching movies was able to train your brain to focus better?

Well, that’s exactly what our neurofeedback program looks like. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than that and there is a whole lot of science behind it, but this is the basic idea:

  • Your child selects a movie of his or her liking.
  • Using qEEG technology, their brainwave activity is monitored in real-time as they watch the movie.
  • When the brain begins to function sub-optimally, the movie pauses.
  • This brief disruption will tell the brain that something isn’t right: It’s operating out of balance.
  • Because the brain naturally craves balance and rhythm and stimulation, it will correct itself within milliseconds and the movie will resume.
  • This process repeats until your teen’s brain teaches itself to function in a healthier, more balanced manner over the course of the 30-session program.

In our experience, the most important things that parents of teens with ADHD can do is be supportive and stay in the picture throughout their teen’s testing and treatment. Should you decide to treat your teen with Neurocore’s neurofeedback program, we will be here with you every step of the way!

ADHD in Teenagers — The Struggles, Risks and How Neurofeedback Can Help

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Clients Who Complete Our Program Have Reported*

85%

experienced a “clinically important”
reduction of ADHD symptoms1

53%

no longer met symptomatic
thresholds of ADHD2

*Of those presenting with a “Clinical” status (T-score ≥ 70) on the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) DSM-Oriented AD/HD Problems Scale.
1Magnitude of improvement on the ASEBA DSM-Oriented AD/HD Problems Scale by at least the minimal clinically important difference (MCID), defined by ASEBA; in this case the MCID is at least 3 points.
2Reduction of T-score by at least 1 point on the ASEBA DSM-Oriented AD/HD Problems Scale.
**Above outcomes based on an analysis of results reported by 296 clients who completed Neurocore’s 30-session program. Individual results may vary. The percentages cited above are not claimed to represent typical results, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results.

Testimonials

“We have exhausted our other options, and my son was still struggling. After failing 2 sessions of summer school, and having to repeat 7th grade, we had to try something different.

He is able to multi-task now. He is getting to his homework with less prompting. I see him being more confident in doing his homework without help. Last year, we had a tutor for at least one hour every school day, This year only 2 hours per week. We have less combativeness in general.”

AnonymousGrandville Center, December 2017

“He had severe anxiety and stress before coming in, along side bad ADHD…

…Couldn’t be better. Stress, anxiety, ADHD, and even sleep has improved. Relationships and abilities to take on different situations has also drastically been improved…”

AnonymousGrandville Center, July 2017

The views expressed above are the personal views of the reviewer and are based on the reviewer’s experience with the completion of Neurocore’s 30-session program. Results will vary. Consumers should not expect to experience the same results.

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Neurocore makes no claims that it can cure any conditions, including any conditions referenced on its website or in print materials, including ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, headaches, stress, and sleep disorders.  If you take prescription medications for any of these conditions, you should consult with your doctor before discontinuing use of such medications.