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FDA Approves Brainwave Test to Help Diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Using EEG Waves, Math and Statistics

Posted Jul 16 2013 11:35am

ADHD is difficult to diagnose and this is another tool available.  The test is called the Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA).  It is meant to be used in conjunction with a clinical assessment and is not a stand alone to replace that.  Quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) is the patented technology theimage company acquired for analyzing mood disorders and depression and I am guessing this applies here as the company is also working on mood and depression measurement systems whereby the patent is specific. 

What I find also interesting is this study from a while back at PLOS One…the fear of math creates physical pain in humans too, so we have come full circle if you will and this could be mood altering too:)

“Algo Duping” – PLOS One Journal Publication Explains Why The Fear of Math Plays a Big Role As One Underlying Reason We All Get Duped And Those Who Don’t Fear Math Take All the Money, Gradually, Using “Mathematical Formulas & Algorithms”

There were four large clinical trials to validate the test and the results were better with using the test versus a clinical assessment alone.  It works on a tablet PC and is portable.  BD


US regulators on Monday approved the first brain wave test for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, saying it may improve the accuracy of diagnoses by medical experts.

Cases of ADHD are on the rise in the United States, as are the number of prescriptions for stimulants doled out to young people who appear to have difficulty concentrating or controlling impulses.

The new test , known as the Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System, measures electrical impulses given off by neurons in the brain.

The FDA approved the device after a reviewing it as a new and "low- to moderate-risk medical device."

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