Brain Training to Treat ADHD Symptoms

Posted: October 8, 2009

In a recent article published by ADDitude magazine, Cogmed training is listed as one of three options to reduce symptoms of ADHD. Although the article never references Cogmed, they describe the training program in detail and give a favorable assessment of the benefits it produces for people with ADHD and other attention problems. Listed with Cogmed training as other interventions for attention problems are Medication, and Neurofeedback, where a patient wears an electode-lined cap that pinpoints less active areas of the brain that are then trained using computerized tasks.

The article highlights the link between working memory and fluid intelligence and discusses the fact that although Cogmed may not be a substitute for medication, it can reduce ADHD symptoms beyond the use of medication alone.

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