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Study Shows Brain Training Can Eliminate Need for ADHD Medication

Brain training provides a powerful, proven way to permanently reduce or eliminate the need for ADHD medication. The brain training experts at LearningRx say it’s a solution that parents need to learn about this National ADHD Awareness Month (September).

“So many people still don’t know that brain training can often bring lifelong relief from the stresses and struggles of ADHD,” says LearningRx Vice President of Research and Development Tanya Mitchell. “Medication can simply mask the symptoms with a short-term fix, and the need for medication, intervention and accommodation returns. Brain training targets the root cause of the problem and can often provide a permanent reprieve.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, surveys show nearly 10 percent of all kids aged 4 to 17 have, at some point, been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Of those with a current diagnosis, two thirds take prescription drugs to try to control it. Classic symptoms of ADHD include distractibility, fidgeting, hyperactivity, poor impulse control, and most visibly, the inability to focus or pay attention. 

“Cognitive skills testing generally confirms that most people with ADHD have weaknesses in the underlying mental skills of memory, processing speed and attention,” explains Mitchell. “Our intense, one-on-one brain training targets those skills and strengthens them to the point where there is no longer a deficit. For many students the symptoms subside, the need for medication disappears and quite often the diagnosis – and the label – no longer fit.”

A recent study shows a full 37-percent of LearningRx graduates were able to reduce or eliminate their ADHD medication after brain training. The 2011 Report of LearningRx Training Results tracked all students who took prescription ADHD drugs when they went through brain training in 2009.

To learn more, please contact a LearningRx brain training expert in your area.

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