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What is a brain scan for ADHD and is it safe for children?

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The Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System is a brain scan that measures theta and beta brain waves. The theta/beta ratio has been shown to be higher in children and teens with ADHD than those without it. The scan, approved for use in people aged 6 to 17 years, is meant to be used as a part of a complete medical and psychological exam. It doesn't diagnose ADHD by itself. 

From: Diagnosing ADHD in Children WebMD Medical Reference

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Walt Karniski, MD, developmental pediatrician; executive director, Tampa Day School, Fla.

Dana Stempil Herzberg, head of school, Lexis Preparatory School, Scottsdale, Ariz.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).”

CDC: “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).”

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

Walt Karniski, MD, developmental pediatrician; executive director, Tampa Day School, Fla.

Dana Stempil Herzberg, head of school, Lexis Preparatory School, Scottsdale, Ariz.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).”

CDC: “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).”

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 14, 2019

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