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ADD/ADHD Treatment

Improving and Increasing Your Attention Skills

Your First Appointment

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to ensure your registration is complete in time. Please remember to bring the following items with you:
  • Valid photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • New Patient Registration form
  • A form of payment
To make sure we are able to provide you with the most comprehensive care please send us all medical history records 48 hours prior to your first appointment. These can include:
  • Medical records (physician notes, sleep study results, etc.)
  • Imaging records (MRI, CT scans, etc.)
  • Lab records (blood tests, disease screenings, etc)

New Patient Forms

We would like to learn about the details of your past medical history, especially as they relate to your current neurological symptoms. Please complete the Patient History Questionnaire form and let us know about previous physicians, any tests and procedures, and the list of your current medications. If you have them, bring blood test results, MRI reports, and any other related medical records with you. As a new patient, you must complete the registration form and sign the HIPAA authorization and consent forms. If possible, please bring the completed forms with you at your first visit.

Published in the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (2016), about our 12-week Brain Fitness Program

Published in Biological Psychology (2014), about Neurofeedback as treatment for ADHD

Published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, comparing Neurofeedback with other treatments for ADHD

Attention Boosting Program​

Based on the latest scientific findings in the field of neuroscience, Dr. Fotuhi has developed a tailored Attention Boosting Program for recovery from concussion and memory loss, as well as to improve attention and concentration in individuals of all ages.

Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without Hyperactivity, is often due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. In many cases, a stressful environment, low levels of vitamins D or B, anemia, sleep issues, and poor diet can worsen ADHD symptoms. At our brain center, we first evaluate all potential causes of your attention issues and then provide you with a comprehensive treatment program that features cutting-edge neurofeedback treatment and individualized brain coaching.

neurology treatment for ADD & ADHD

The Attention Boosting Program focuses on enhancing areas of your brain that are particularly important for attention, executive function, and impulse control – namely your frontal lobes. Dozens of neuroscience studies have shown that non-pharmaceutical interventions such as exercise, brain training, specific supplements, and neurofeedback can indeed improve your brain’s frontal lobe functions.

Based on his 25 years of research, teaching, and clinical work at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fotuhi has integrated the latest discoveries in his field and designed a program of brain coaching and neurofeedback that targets the specific needs of his patients with ADD or ADHD.

As a part of our 12-week program, we establish a thorough list of modifiable factors that can help each patient improve his/her attention naturally. Our brain coaches make a list of such factors at the beginning of the program and help our patients make healthier choices every day. Neurofeedback treatment, in parallel with brain coaching, also helps them become calmer more and more focused.

Each of our patients undergoes formal cognitive testing and qEEG at the beginning, at 6 weeks, and 12 weeks. We nearly always see remarkable improvements in the scores of our patients. This is in part due to the habit forming nature of our program. Patients are often encouraged when they see objective improvements in their formal cognitive tests and qEEGs, along with the compliments they receive from their family and classmates, and as a result become more confident.

12 Week Recovery Program

concussion and tbi recovery and rehabilitation chart

Causes of Attention Difficulty

A seven-year-old boy who gets easily distracted and appears fidgety in his class often gets labeled as having ADHD. However, this may or may not be the correct diagnosis for him. For example, if he and his family tend to stay up till midnight, love watching TV for long periods of time, and drink caffeine-rich sodas often, his attention and behavior issues can be due to lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet. A child like him does not need Adderall. He needs lifestyle modifications, exercise, and coaching. His grades – and behavior – at school will improve greatly if he starts sleeping 9 hours a night, stop drinking coke, exercise daily, and receive instructions on how to be organized. Such lifestyle modifications are difficult to initiate and even more difficult to maintain.

Other children may have a genetic predisposition for ADHD as well as some environmental factors that contribute to their symptoms.

attention boosting program ADHD chart

Attention Boosting Program Results

The Attention Boosting Program focuses on enhancing areas of your brain that are particularly important for attention, executive function, and impulse control – namely your frontal lobes. Dozens of neuroscience studies have shown that non-pharmaceutical interventions such as exercise, brain training, specific supplements, and neurofeedback can indeed improve your brain’s frontal lobe functions. Our patients reap the benefits of tailored coaching and neurofeedback, and the majority of our patients leave the program feeling calmer, more focused, and better able to handle the challenges of everyday life.

Below is the comparative summary of a patient who underwent treatment at our Brain Fitness Center for her ADHD. After just six weeks she showed remarkable improvement in attention, processing speed, and executive functioning, as well as improvement in her reaction time and working memory.

attention boosting program clinical results adhd treatment
The brain mapping qEEG initially showed several abnormalities (lots of red – in left panel). By mid-program (middle panel), her brain mapping showed remarkable improvements in these brain waves, and by the end of the program, they were mostly resolved (right panel)
attention boosting program results
attention boosting program results chart

Frequently Asked Questions