Attention Disorders and ADHD

What Is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric condition that is quite common, as prevalent as depression, and two to three times more frequent than schizophrenia. Discovered in the 18th century, it has a genetic and perinatal basis in 25% of cases. Often underrecognized, undiagnosed, and untreated, this condition affects individuals of all ages and has biological, psychological, and far-reaching consequences in familial, professional, financial, legal, and social aspects.

Despite being a source of suffering and causing failures in the development of one’s personality, it also leads to professional, social, and marital instability.

The medical community is gradually becoming more aware of it, leading to increased visibility of the disease. The more we look for it, the more we find it, with an estimated 20% of psychiatric consultations potentially justifying the diagnosis.

Extensive research has been conducted on ADHD, and much is already known about its biochemical, neuropsychological, and genetic foundations.

Initially, the diagnosis was reserved for hyperactive children, but more recently, forms of ADHD in adults are no longer in doubt.

Although there are no specific criteria tailored to adults, the diagnosis revolves around key symptoms (particularly related to distractibility, difficulty in maintaining attention, especially on unengaging tasks, hyperactivity, which transforms into inner tension, and impulsivity).

As adults, only a minority experience a complete cure, but for most, awareness of the problem increases as inattention and its consequences persist, while hyperactivity turns into inner tension. To achieve “inner peace,” some may resort to excessive alcohol, cannabis, or tobacco consumption.

Additional diseases or complications may then mask the underlying issue, often including depression, anxiety disorders, or issues related to psychological trauma, severe obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.

After a few sessions of Dynamic Neurofeedback, most individuals with concentration disorders have reported improved thinking, better-focused thoughts, and much more constructive thinking.