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Sound and music Therapy ADHD is not often covered in the media, since drug companies would like you to believe that commonly prescribed drugs are the only way to calm the racing thoughts and stop the behaviors associated with attention deficit hyperactive disorder. But the good news is, you don't need to give yourself, or your kids, expensive, prescription drugs, or risk the potentially dangerous side effects. Sound therapy methods, embedded into music, can be a gentle, effective, and enjoyable alternative to prescription drugs. Music therapy and sound therapy, have been used for many years to ease learning disabilities, and correct behavioral problems. The unique process for music and sound to redirect behaviors like hyperactivity, inattention and forgetfulness is an easy and inexpensive alternative to prescription medication.

The mechanism of binaural beat sound therapy is that the two hemispheres of the brain can be balanced, by delivering slightly different sounds into each ear, through of a pair of headphones. The right hemisphere of the brain is often overly active in attention deficit hyperactive disorder, while the left hemisphere is underactive. The brain wave pattens of ADHD are obvious in MRI images, making it easy to see what's happening in an ADHD brain as compared to a 'normal' brain. Sufferers of ADHD can be positively affected, by simply listening to specialized music through headphones, and this specialized sound therapy may even change the brainwave patterns over time.

When individuals suffer from ADHD, they find it nearly impossible to carry out tasks that are centered in the executive functions of the brain. These include:

  • Planning
  • Attention
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • It's nearly impossible for those with ADHD to focus on anything long enough, and with enough intensity, to accomplish even simple tasks, and more complicated tasks, and long term goals, requiring multi-level planning, are almost guaranteed to get an ADHD sufferer flustered. Music therapy for ADHD is aimed at creating calm and focused attention within the neural activity of the brain. Binaural beat sound therapy can train the brainwaves of those with ADHD, so that their brainwaves function more like those of someone who does not have attention deficit hyperactive disorder. The neural pathways are strengthened, and the left and right hemispheres of the brain become more balanced. When an ADHD sufferer becomes more balanced in their thinking, their lives will improve, with added focus, concentration, and positive feelings of self worth, will be a welcome change.