Monday, March 24, 2014


Did you know that The number of Patients suffering of Attention Deficit disorder ADD & Hyperactivity ADHD are more frequent than we think?

Kids forgetting homework, day dreaming at class, misbehaving at all places, adults having a hard time following simple instructions, or getting in trouble for making inappropriate comments at inappropriate times, with hyperactivity problems, all those are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), which can affect the patient’s ability to learn and get along with others. A disorder that without professional management will affect radically the patients life and their family.

Don't you think that diagnosing ADD - ADHD correctly would be fundamental before to take any medication? Why not to test the patients before any prescription?

Don't you want to know if your child really have ADHD?
Can an adult have ADD?
As a clinician, do you want to find a better way to measure attention than only rating some one's behaviors? Something that's objective?

Have you heard about the TOVA test? or  Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®)
If you or somebody you know are dealing with similar problems, you should know about the TOVA test.  Is an objective, neurophysiological measure of attention, not a subjective rating of behavior. It is a 21.6 minute long, very simple "computer game" that measures your responses to either visual or auditory stimuli.

The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®) is a computerized test of attention that assists in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of attention disorders, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is used at all the states of USA and now can be found at some other international countries.

The cost of the test ranges between $115 to $170, you can inquire about it to you physician or to an expert in the field.

Plus, TOVA test can be repeated to evaluate how the patients are responding to the treatment, since every case is different, with the help of the test Doctors & Parents can monitor the progress of the patient.

A big problem is that many patients are undiagnosed & many others are just getting pills because their doctor thinks that it may be ADD and think that medication is the only solution they can offer, the fact is that it is very important to find out if the patients are appropriately diagnosed, because often they are prescribed with some medications that might have serious secondary effects.

If you want to take the test & know more about the test? feel free to contact our office @ Santa Barbara CA. for 805-563-0450