DIG Coaching Presents "Quantitative Electroencephalography and Diagnosing ADHD. Say What?" March 23 on Attention Talk Radio with Host Jeff Copper and Dr. Michael Linden
Dr. Michael Linden, director of Attention Learning Center, discusses the pitfalls of diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on symptoms and the advantages of using quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) for a more accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Linden is a licensed clinical psychologist, marriage, family and child therapist, and a BCIA Fellow and nationally certified neurofeedback and biofeedback therapist since 1984. He is the director of the Attention Learning Center and director of the Mission Psychological Consultants Biofeedback Program in San Juan Capistrano, California. He can be found online at www.mpccares.com.
Dr. Linden has been interested in helping children with attention deficit disorder and autism since high school. He shares that he is always frustrated by doctors who do not complete a thorough evaluation and then misdiagnose ADD in more than one-third of the cases. Even more disappointing, he asserts, are those professionals who are not open to any treatments other than stimulant medications for ADD, although neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) for the treatment of ADD has been researched in scientific literature since 1976.
With a proper diagnosis, Dr. Linden has found that an ADD child’s grades and self-esteem increase, and adults struggling with ADD also show great improvement. The most rewarding aspect of Dr. Linden’s work has been in witnessing the near “miraculous” improvements in behavior, social skills, and communication after receiving neurofeedback. To Dr. Linden, it is heart-warming and unforgettable to see a child who begins to speak in sentences and actually carry on a conversation for the first time or an adult who has his first significant relationship. Dr. Linden’s professional goal is to help people with ADD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) become aware of these long-lasting treatments that do not have side effects.
The program is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at 9:00 pm ET on Attention Talk Radio, a live, interactive, Internet talk-radio show hosted each week by Jeff Copper, attention coach. The public is encouraged to participate by calling 646-652-4409 to listen or ask questions. The show schedule, stream, and archives are available at www.attentiontalkradio.com immediately following the show. Listeners can also subscribe to the archives via the RSS feed located on the host page or on iTunes.
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