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    FDA Approves First ADHD Brain-wave Test

    Medscape Medical News
    July 29, 2013

    Pediatric Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Essential update: FDA approves first ADHD brain-wave test
    The Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System became the first FDA-approved, brain function – based medical device for use in the diagnosis of ADHD in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years. Although it is not meant to be used alone as a means of confirming the presence of ADHD, it can be employed in combination with a complete medical and psychological assessment to help confirm the diagnosis or to indicate the direction that further testing should take.

    Using electroencephalographic technology, the NEBA system calculates the ratio of theta and beta brain waves, which is comparatively high in children and adolescents with ADHD.

    This except is taken from an overview article on pediatric attention hyperactivity disorder, updated July 29, 2013.

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    Re: FDA Approves First ADHD Brain-wave Test

    Is this just offered in the States? I wonder how accurate this is or maybe just a guideline??? Very interesting!!!