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Old 11-29-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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The FDA has just approved the first, non-drug medical device to treat ADHD in children. It works by delivering a low-level electrical pulse through a patch on a child's forehead and will be marketed as a treatment for children from 7 to 12 years old who do not currently take prescribed medication for the disorder.

I worked on this product over 30 years ago. Glad to see it finally developed and approved
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/fda...reat-children/

I worked on this product over 30 years ago. Glad to see it finally developed and approved
How exciting! How does this work?
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:31 AM
 
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"The FDA has just approved the first, non-drug medical device to treat ADHD in children. It works by delivering a low-level electrical pulse through a patch on a child's forehead and will be marketed as a treatment for children from 7 to 12 years old who do not currently take prescribed medication for the disorder."

The study that gained approval included 60 kids over four weeks. That's it. No long-term results and a minuscule, cherry picked population. Adverse events included drowsiness, increased appetite, fatigue, headache and teeth clenching.

Parents should think very carefully before using as there is no idea what long-term effects of electrical stimulation to a CHILD'S brain, which is developing, could be.

4 weeks? Not enough data to prove safety or efficacy. People spend more time choosing a dishwasher.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This idea of transcranial electrical stimulation of the brain seems to be taking off. I’ve read about it being used as a treatment for types of depression and now they’re looking at it for Alzheimer’s disease.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...eimer-rsquo-s/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...036/#Abs1title
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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I think it's very scary...very worrisome
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Every reported story about this is the same, same stats, same doctor, same quotes.

There doesn't seem to be a peer reviewed article that looks at the data.

My questions:
Why was the study data capped at 4 weeks?
How many kids dropped out and why?
How many kids are CONTINUING to use the device?
What are adverse effects after 3 months, 6 months of use?
How much improvement was seen in symptoms?

With none of those questions answered, this is a solid, NO.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I think wearing a patch on their forehead would make the kids self conscious. Some of the other kids would undoubtedly tease them about it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I think wearing a patch on their forehead would make the kids self conscious. Some of the other kids would undoubtedly tease them about it.
According to the article, "You place that patch on the child's forehead and they wear it overnight".

Still, it does not sound like it has really been tested enough, and I thought "electroshock therapy" went "out with high button shoes".
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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I wonder if we could bring back electroshock therapy for some of the politicians.... course it might cause nation wide brown outs....
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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I've had something similar to this called LENS https://mhwcenter.org/services/lens-...ystem-therapy/
for anxiety and depression. It's been a positive experience for me, too soon to tell. Honestly, it sounds like mumbo jumbo to me, but it's been tested a LOT, it's inexpensive and I'm willing to try anything.

It is painless and nothing at all like electroshock therapy. I'm hoping my 19 year daughter will try it as well. She has ADD and a mood disorder.
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