Common features of ADHD include impulsivity, distractibility, beginning tasks but not finishing them, lack of organization and oppositional defiance disorder. These features are more common in boys and hard to miss. ADD—attention deficit without hyperactivity is more common in girls. Because ADD often presents as a dreamy, “spaced out” state, it is far easier to miss ADD in girls.
There are also positive features of ADD/HD that are often not appreciated: the ability to think “outside the box”, creativity, youthfulness, and a lot of energy. A significant percentage of successful entrepreneurs have ADD/HD.
Our Direct Neurofeedback clients often report increased clarity, less distractibility, and better organization. Overall there appears to be less of a struggle. Multiple studies, including double blind studies, have demonstrated the efficacy of neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD.