Unpacking the Factors that Contribute to Inattention and Brain Fog in ADHD Teenagers

This is the third in a series of four blogs where we will be exploring the topic of high theta brainwaves in children with ADHD. We’re going to be diving into what theta brainwaves are, what happens when they become imbalanced, what causes an imbalance and what can be done to restore theta brainwave balance. We hope that these blogs will provide valuable insights for parents and children struggling with ADHD and help them take the first step toward finding the support and resources they need to succeed.

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As a parent, it can be heart-wrenching to see your child struggling with inattention and brain fog.

In our previous blogs, we discussed the connection between high theta brainwaves in the mid-brain section and these difficulties in children with ADHD. In this blog, we will delve deeper into the root causes of imbalanced theta brainwaves in children.

Imagine your child sitting in a classroom, surrounded by their peers, but unable to focus on the teacher’s instructions. Or struggling to complete their homework, becoming easily distracted, and feeling frustrated and hopeless. These are just a few examples of the real-life difficulties that children with imbalanced theta brainwaves face.

So, what causes these imbalanced theta brainwaves in children with ADHD?

There are several factors at play, including genetics, brain structure, environmental factors, and nutrition. Studies have shown that ADHD has a genetic component, and certain genetic variations may be associated with imbalanced theta brainwaves. Differences in the structure and function of certain areas of the brain can also contribute to these imbalanced brainwaves. Exposure to toxins, stress, and trauma can have a negative impact on the brain, and a diet high in sugar, artificial sweeteners, and inflammatory and high oxalate foods can disrupt the balance of brainwaves.

At our clinic, we understand the complexity of ADHD and the various factors that can contribute to imbalanced theta brainwaves in children.

That’s why we take a multidisciplinary approach to help these children overcome their difficulties and reach their full potential. Our team of professionals, including clinical counsellors, a doctor of natural medicine, a holistic nutritionist and a neurofeedback technician, work together to provide children with the support and resources they need to succeed.

In conclusion, imbalanced theta brainwaves in children with ADHD can significantly impact their ability to concentrate and retain information. If your child is struggling with inattention and brain fog, it is important to examine their brainwaves to find out if they have imbalanced theta brainwaves.

At our clinic, we are dedicated to helping children overcome these difficulties and reach their full potential. Stay tuned for our next blog, where we will discuss Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) methods to help children with high theta brainwaves.


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