Impulsive Dysregulation in ADHD
The inability to keep emotional reactions within an acceptable range is a common symptom of ADHD and leads to a lifetime of suffering. MindTension is the only solution able to diagnose and quantify emotional dysregulation.
The status quo just doesn't cut it.
The industry standard for ADHD testing is an inadequate solution that relies exclusively on voluntary cooperation to measure response time. This method relies on complex actions involving hundreds of neural pathways that dramatically reduce accuracy. It also takes approximately 25 minutes, a difficult task for a child who cannot focus their attention.
By contrast, we test attention in just six minutes by using an EMG system to measure reflexive responses to auditory stimuli and to levels of inhibition. The more exaggerated the response, or the lower the level of inhibition, the more serious the problem.
Why is accurate testing so important?
Diagnosing and treating ADHD is an inexact science. It can take weeks or months of trial and error to arrive at a precise diagnosis that results in an accurate drug prescription.
During that wait, adverse effects of taking too much stimulant medication (like Ritalin) include the "zombie effect," rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, tremors, and agitation. Worst-case scenarios include schizophrenic-like psychosis, heart attack, stroke, seizures, and death.
A precise diagnosis with an accurate and personalized drug prescription would prevent this problem.
MindTension Eliminates the Risk
With MindTension’s accurate in-office diagnostics, therapists will instantly- over the course of a single session - measure the impact of ADHD medication for immediate adjustment to identify the smallest dose that produces the desired outcome.