NEBA TESTING FOR ADHD
Neba Health offers a medical test that is FDA approved for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children from ages 6 to just under 18. In the FDA validation study, NEBA reduced the potential for over-diagnosis from 34% to 3%.
This is an important development, as the diagnosis of ADHD can sometimes be difficult. Many other childhood psychiatric diagnoses, like depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can sometimes mimic the symptoms of ADHD. This has lead, as the third video below shows, to a misdiagnosis rate that can be as high as over 30%. This means that there are millions of children that are receiving treatment(s), like psychiatric medications, that they do not need. And, that these children are not being treated for actual conditions that they might have.
This is why NEBA is so important. When adding NEBA testing to established assessments, like interviews, observations, and questionnaires, we can refine our diagnosis and decrease the over diagnosis of ADHD.
The test itself is only 15-20 minutes long, is painless, and is rather simple. NEBA testing is now available at New Encounters. Please call 706-210-2767 to see if NEBA testing would be the right course of action for your child.
Below are some videos that describe NEBA. Visit www.nebahealth.com for additional information.