ADHD Case Study 4

SH: 8-year-old boy with ADHD, Oppositional behavior

PRESENTING SYMPTOMS:
 Abusive to animals
 Chronic liar
 Impulsive
 Depressed
 Chronic Ear infections
 Strong family history of ADHD, asthma, allergies,
other immune problems, depression
 GIFTED

 MEDICATIONS
Ritalin, during school

 EEG TRAINING HISTORY
RESISTANT to training until tangible reward system was initiated at SESSION 23.

 SESSION 24: Able to sit quietly during training
 SESSION 30: Good report for in-seat behavior
 SESSION 33: Many Excellent reports from school the last 2 weeks
 SESSION 40: Warmer and more responsive emotionally with staff
 SESSION 42: Good grades on report card from school. Teacher reports 25 % improvement in behavior.

SH still showing resistance to the training; feels he-s OK and does not need it.

EEG TRAINING CONTINUING AT SESSION 60.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Revised (WISC-R)
Verbal IQ: Prior to training = 141 After training = 155
Performance IQ: Prior to training = 128 After training = 147
Full Scale IQ: Prior to training = 139 After training = 156

Figure 1. WISC-R data before and after EEG biofeedback training

EEG training was conducted with EEG Spectrum’s standard Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) protocols of augmentation in either the sensorimotor rhythm (SMR, 12-15 Hz) spectral band, or the low beta (15-18 Hz) spectral band, concurrently with inhibition of excessive activity in the 4-7 Hz band and the 22-30 Hz band, typically at sensorimotor cortex (Cz, C3, and C4). Each training sessions consisted of 30 minutes on a Neurocybernetics instrument.

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