Research & Technology

Muscular Dystrophy Drug Success

Researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center have recently made great strides in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) research. DMD is one of the most severe forms of muscular dystrophy, resulting in the eventual degeneration of all voluntary muscles as well as the heart and breathing muscles. Now with the use of two drugs commonly associated with treating cardiovascular disease, there is new hope.

The Puzzle of Autism

It was just a few weeks ago that I was standing in the waiting room of the EEG Institute when a six-year-old autistic child entered with his mother. He rushed to hug the neurofeedback practitioner.

While such a connection would be pleasant under normal circumstances, here was a child who had been incapable of eye-contact only months before. The mother and the clinician exchanged a smile, acknowledging the positive changes in the boy.

Neurofeedback: The Cure for ADHD?

Is there still something to be said about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that has not already been said? Absolutely. After all, the real source of the problem has never been identified, although we know that stimulant medication can be helpful in some 70% of cases. We may be on the threshold of a new understanding of ADHD, and that will bring along new remedies that do not rely on medications.

Taming a Monster Child

Ever seen a family under the control of one of the children? It's a troubling sight. Sometimes the role reversal is due to the inability of a parent to effectively discipline the child, while, at other times, a recalcitrant child has forcibly stripped the parents of authority. All children are oppositional to some degree, but when a child becomes so overtly hostile toward authority that the behavior interferes with normal social functioning, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) may be a reasonable suspicion.

Unlocking Your Child's Potential with Neurofeedback

The number of options to help your special needs child has grown exponentially in the last decade. Through new understandings of developmental delays, therapists have discovered a variety of behavioral, nutritional, and medical offerings to improve function. While this explosion in choices is wonderful, it can feel overwhelming...and expensive. How do you know what is right for your child’s specific needs?