Lets explore Non-drug treatments which can be carried out at home for ADHD i.e. Home treatment devices for ADHD.
External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system – First Device for treating ADHD in children
Monarch External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system is the first-ever device to treat pediatric attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Monarch eTNS System is intended to be used in the home under the supervision of a caregiver.
The external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system offers an alternative treatment option for children with an ADHD diagnosis.
The eTNS system a prescription-only device used for children ages 7 to 12 under the supervision of a caregiver, is a small electronic device that delivers low-level stimulation to the brain’s trigeminal nerve. Electrodes applied to the forehead deliver eight hours of treatment while a child sleeps during night time.
Clinical trials suggest that a response to eTNS may take up to 4 weeks to become evident. Patients should consult with their health care professional after four weeks of use to assess treatment effects.
eTNS device offers a safe, non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients through the use of mild nerve stimulation.
Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Pilot Study of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for ADHD study demonstrates TNS efficacy for ADHD in a blinded sham-controlled trial, with estimated treatment effect size similar to non-stimulants. TNS is well-tolerated and minimal risk.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for ADHD Treatment
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive promising method for improving neuropsychological and cognitive deficits in ADHD.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a promising method for altering cortical excitability with clinical implications in neuropsychiatric diseases. tDCS in adult ADHD improved significantly their symptoms. The improvements notices persisted after the end of the stimulation. tDCS could be an alternative treatment for patients with ADHD.
Positive effects of transcranial direct current stimulation in adult patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder A pilot randomized controlled study – proved that Short-term application of tDCS in adult patients with ADHD improved their symptoms, and this improvement persisted after the end of the stimulation.