ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that usually occurs in children, and often lasts into adulthood, though many people only get diagnosed as adults, this is particularly common in women. People with ADHD may struggle to pay attention, control impulsive behaviours, or be hyperactive. Clinicians use the DSM - 5, as a guide to diagnose ADHD, it has a list of criteria that are characteristic of ADHD.
Someone with ADHD might:
- Daydream a lot
- Forget or lose things regularly
- Fidget a lot
- Talk a lot or interrupt people
- Make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
- have a hard time resisting temptation
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It is very safe and generally well tolerated. There are no severe side effects from stimulation. There are thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies exploring the safety of transcranial electrical stimulation. In fact, it's already been approved by regulatory bodies for use in depression and for treating pain. Though some people do experience mild adverse effects, like skin tingling or burning sensation and a small number of people experience mild headaches during or shortly after stimulation. Importantly, these don’t last long and subside shortly after stimulation stops. If you’d like to learn more about the safety of tES, please contact us here (email@example.com) and we will send you some interesting journal articles that delve deeper into the safety of stimulation.
We use a device that shines light into your head from LED’s placed on your forehead. Kind of like when you put a flashlight behind your hand and it glows red. Except we know exactly how much light we shine into the brain, how much light is absorbed and how much light gets reflected out. This lets us calculate how much oxygenated and deoxygenated blood is in that region of the brain. From this information, we can infer brain activity. This is because brain cells called neurons require oxygenated blood (and all the nutrients that comes with it) in order to support activity. So when blood oxygenation in a brain region increases, we can infer that the area's metabolic activity has increased, and so has brain activity.
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