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Podcast: Nerve Stimulation for ADHD?

 ADHD Weekly, October 3, 2019


ADHD 365 Podcast: Can ADHD Symptoms be Treated By Stimulating the Brain?
Featuring Max Wiznitzer, MD

Can ADHD symptoms be treated by stimulating portions of the brain while someone sleeps? A new external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) system approved by the US Food and Drug Administration offers that possibility. Some parents say they’re ready to sign up their child for testing.

Is it too soon for people managing ADHD symptoms through traditional approaches to jump from their current treatment regimen? We will hear from Dr. Max Wiznitzer, an associate professor of pediatrics, neurology, and international health at Case Western Reserve University, about the this new technology and the what parents and professionals hope it will provide.

Max Wiznitzer, MD, is a pediatric neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an associate professor of pediatrics, neurology and international health at Case Western Reserve University. He has a longstanding interest in neurodevelopmental disabilities, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism, and has been involved in local, state and national committees and initiatives, including autism treatment research, Ohio autism service guidelines, autism screening, and early identification of developmental disabilities. He is on the editorial board of Lancet Neurology and Journal of Child Neurology. Dr. Wizniter is a member of CHADD’s professional advisory board.