Do you find our website to be helpful?
Yes   No

ADHD

Mind Performance Center

J Douglas Brown, DC, DACNB

Neurology & Functional Neurology Practice located in Foley, AL

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually diagnosed in children, yet 30-70% of them continue to struggle with the challenges of ADHD throughout adulthood. J. Douglas Brown, DC, DACNB, at Mind Performance Center in Foley, Alabama, offers holistic treatment that helps you or your child overcome ADHD without risky medications. Dr. Brown achieves long-lasting results with options such as functional neurology, brain rehabilitation, and deep transcranial magnetic stimulation. To learn more about effective ADHD treatments, call the office or schedule an appointment online. At Mind Performance Center we proudly serve residents of Foley, Fairhope, Daphne, Mobile, and Pensacola.

ADHD Q & A

What causes ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by problems with nerve communication in the brain. As a result, people with ADHD have a hard time staying organized, solving problems, and regulating their emotions and behaviors.

Though similar problems occasionally affect everyone, the challenges of ADHD are severe enough to interfere with school, work, home, and social activities.

What symptoms develop due to ADHD?

ADHD symptoms appear before the age of 12 and often persist into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD may not be diagnosed until adolescence or adulthood.

The symptoms caused by ADHD are broadly classified as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. You or your child may have trouble with one of these or all three, leading to symptoms such as:

  • Having trouble paying attention
  • Having a hard time organizing tasks
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Squirming or fidgeting often
  • Not following through on instructions
  • Losing important items frequently
  • Forgetting daily tasks or missing deadlines
  • Starting but never finishing projects
  • Having difficulty getting along with others


People diagnosed with ADHD also have problems with their working memory. Working memory allows you to store and manipulate information just long enough to make decisions, making it a skill that’s essential for planning your next step.

How is ADHD treated?

The standard treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication that improves nerve communication by increasing brain chemicals. However, medications produce temporary results, and they always have the risk of side effects.

Dr. Brown offers therapies that produce long-term improvement without medication, such as:

Functional neurology and brain rehabilitation

Dr. Brown designs a customized program to retrain your brain and improve nerve function in the brain pathways affected by ADHD. Throughout your lifetime, your brain continuously builds nerve connections and organizes communication pathways in response to external stimuli.

After identifying the problematic brain pathways, Dr. Brown can determine the precise stimulation needed to rebuild or rehabilitate the nerves in that pathway. 

For example, he may use any combination of sensory stimulation, body movement, cognitive exercises, and other factors, such as nutrition, to rewire nerves in the affected area and permanently improve brain function.

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS)

DTMS boosts brain chemicals and improves nerve communication using magnetic pulses. Dr. Brown uses the BrainsWay® DTMS device, which safely delivers magnetic pulses to the precise area of the brain affected by ADHD.

As DTMS stimulates electrical activity in neurons, brain chemicals and nerve communication increase and ADHD symptoms improve. DTMS is safe, painless, and usually produces long-lasting results.

To learn more about safe and effective therapies that help patients overcome ADHD, call Mind Performance Center or book an appointment online.