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Neurofeedback and treatment adherence in ADHD


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Author: Moreno García, Inmaculada
Delgado Pardo, Gracia
Sánchez Blanco, José
Date: 2013
Published in: Anuario de psicología clínica y de la salud, 09, 13-14.
Document type: Article
Abstract: Adherence and therapeutic abandonment are causes for concern in the clinical setting due to the consequences and adverse effects mainly involving for patients. Those who discontinue the treatment or refuse to start do not achieve the desired therapeutic effects, increasing the likelihood of relapse and developing low expectations of improvement, while seeking new resources for mental health and increasing health costs. Different research in the field of behavioural disorders estimated that 38% of children unjustifiably terminate the intervention. The aim of this paper is to analyse the therapeutic adherence and the abandonment in a sample of 92 children aged between 7 and 14, diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and randomly assigned to three treatment conditions: Neurofeedback, Behaviour Therapy and Pharmacologic Therapy. The results show that 84.21% of children who received Neurofeedback ended the treatment
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