Understanding the problem
- ADHD/ADD is easy to misdiagnose because it can be confused with other mental disorders.
- Some claim ADHD/ADD is over-diagnosed and too many children are being prescribed stimulant medications unnecessarily.
- In other cases it is believed that the condition is often under-diagnosed (for example, such as among young girls and teens where the symptoms may be less disruptive or not include a hyperactive component that is seen with most boys).
- Because of this controversy, some parents of children who in fact do have ADHD/ADD and could benefit from medication, hesitate or are reluctant to seek help resulting in children that may not be getting the care they need.
- In the past, physicians have been able to rely solely on subjective analysis of the patient to reach an assessment. In addition, primary care providers and their patients have felt that the only option for treatment is a trial-and-error medication program.
- Research has demonstrated that ADHD can be accurately classified using quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) data.
How many people present with the symptoms of ADHD?
According to the National Institute of Health, ADHD affects 3%-5% of school-aged children in the US, however other estimates range up to 16 to 20%.
How does EEG data to increase the power of your judgment?
EEG is a method of obtaining biological brainwave data from patients in a safe, non-invasive and objective procedure. EEG is a proven and powerful tool for mental health assessment and NeuroLex is a proprietary service that is built on this technology.
How is the assessment performed?
Data is collected at Sleep Diagnostics of Michigan, PC by a trained technician.