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Employing non-drug medical treatment protocols, our record of clinical successes has far exceeded the performance of the existing therapies. The Drake Institute was founded in 1980 and has helped over 11,000 patients.
Full Care Treatment of ADHD, ADD, Autism, Aspergers or Stress DisordersFull Care
Drake Institute’s FullCare Program is the key to our unprecedented success.   More››
Neurofeedback positions to record brain activity prior to adhd or autism treatment.Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is safe and can lead to long term improvement, unlike the drugs, because neurofeedback uses a learning process that strengthens and develops the synaptic connections in the brain.   More››
A Brain map is used in the diagnosing a child with severe ADHD and Autism or an add adult.BrainMapping
QEEG (Quantitative Electro- encephalogram) or Brainmapping is an essential diagnostic procedure used in evaluating ADD / ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression.   More››

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Dr. David Velkoff is medical director of the ADHD and Autism Treatment Institute in Southern California.The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine and Medical Associates' Medical Director is David Velkoff, M.D. M.A.
Under Dr. Velkoff's medical directorship, the pioneering efforts in medicine of the Drake Institute's Stress, ADHD Treatment or Autism Treatment have been featured in Physician's Weekly, WebMD, Life Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Headline News, 48 Hours, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, Discovery Channel, Univision, Michael Reagan Show, and other national media programs. More››

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine and medical associates is an innovative medical practice treating neurophysical disorders, such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Autism, Asperger,s Disorder, closed head injuries, and stress related disorders and diseases.

What's New at the Drake Institute

Neurofeedback is an, Evidence-Based, Treatment for ADHD
Neurofeedback - also called EEG Biofeedback - is a method used to train brain activity in order to normalize Brain function and treat psychiatric disorders. This treatment method has gained interest over the last 10 years, however the question whether this treatment should be regarded as an Evidence-Based treatment was unanswered until now. Tomorrow a study will be published in the scientific journal EEG and Clinical Neuroscience demonstrating that Neurofeedback can indeed be regarded as an evidence-based treatment for Attention Deficit- / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More››

ADHD Drug Effectiveness Is Now In Doubt
Washington - March 27, 2009 -- New data from a large federal study have reignited a debate over the effectiveness of long-term drug treatment of children with hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder, and have drawn accusations that some members of the research team have sought to play down evidence that medications do little good beyond 24 months. More››

ADHD Drugs: Hallucinations Not Uncommon.

FDA Examines Incidence of Psychotic Symptoms in Children Taking ADHD Medications
WebMD - Jan. 26, 2009 -- Treatment-related hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more common than previously thought, FDA officials report in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. More››

ADHD Thwarts Adults Potential Attainment
04 Sept 2008, NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Compared to what they would be expected to achieve based on intellect, adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD have lower educational and occupational attainments, a study shows. More››

Clinic Reports Dramatic Results in Treating Children With Autism - LOS ANGELES, CA. – She was a mother without hope. Diagnosed with autism, her six year old son, EJ, bit other children, threw tantrums and chairs. “He had no future,” says Beatrice Tan, whose family stopped going to church--too risky to put EJ in the nursery. Now, after several months of specialized neurofeedback therapy at Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in Los Angeles, EJ no longer bites: he hugs. He has friends, and “we have hope,” says Beatrice. More››