FDA approves EEG-based device to diagnose ADHD


US regulators have approved a device that analyzes brain activity to help confirm a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children ages 6-17.  It records different kinds of electrical impulses given off by neurons in the brain and the frequency the impulses are given off each second.

The EEG based, Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid test is noninvasive, takes 20 minutes, and is designed to measure theta and beta brain waves via sensors attached to the child’s head.  Both brain frequencies are at higher levels in children and teens with ADHD


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