Multimodal Interventions Benefit Patients with ADHD, Post-Concussion Syndrome, and Memory Loss
A recent study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports reveals that a 12-week “brain fitness” program has shown significant improvements in neurocognitive measures and other symptoms like anxiety and sleep in patients with ADHD, post-concussion syndrome, and memory loss. The study suggests that personalized multimodal interventions could be a new frontier in treating a variety of neurological conditions.
HCN Medical Memo
These findings offer a glimpse into the potential of multimodal interventions in treating cognitive symptoms across a range of neurological conditions. The study underscores the importance of personalized treatment plans and opens up new avenues for research. Given the significant improvements in neurocognitive measures and quality of life, this “brain fitness” approach could be a valuable addition to existing treatment protocols.
- The 12-week program included twice-weekly, 90-minute sessions of cognitive training, healthy lifestyle coaching, and EEG-based neurofeedback.
- The study involved 223 participants: 71 with ADHD, 88 with post-concussion syndrome, and 64 with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline.
- Post-intervention scores improved significantly in most neurocognitive measures for all patient subgroups.
- Healthcare professionals note that the study’s promising results warrant further research into similar interventions for these patient groups.
“These preliminary findings appear to show that multimodal interventions, when personalized, can have benefits for patients with cognitive symptoms from a variety of neurological conditions.”
– Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD
- The ADHD group did not show significant improvement in verbal memory.
- 60% to 90% of patients reported fewer symptoms related to sleep, mood, and anxiety post-program.
- The largest effect size for improvement was observed in executive function across all subgroups.
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