He would scream at the teachers and other children and once even threw a chair when he was 4 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD at age7. He had issues in school because he could never remember to bring home the books and materials he needed for his homework, and he would forget to bring his completed homework back to school, despite daily reminders from teachers and parents. He is a very bright and articulate boy.
At age 9, from December 2006 to April 2007, he had 40 one-hour sessions of Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), going 3 days/week. His mother accompanied him in the chamber to relieve his apprehension. After approximately 10 sessions, there was an improvement in his anger and behavioral issues. After 40 sessions, teachers and parents were asking what the mother had done because they saw such an improvement in his organizational level, his anger and behavior. When asked if he felt a change, Joshua replied that he felt as if he were “nicer.” He started “losing” and forgetting things much less frequently.
After 16 months, Joshua`s anger level started to increase, so his mother brought him back for 10 sessions of HBOT and he once again improved to where he had been after the initial 40 sessions.
After another 5 months, his anger was noticeably worse, so he was given another 4 sessions of HBOT, which improved his angry outbursts and organizational level once again. 3months later, he was given 6 more sessions.
After another 7 months, his mother brought him back once again for 4 sessions, which improved his angry outbursts once again.
As an added note, the mother, who was approaching age 50 at the time she started HBOT sessions with her son, experienced tremendous improvement in her “normal aging” memory issues such as remembering names and words!
From a VERY GRATEFUL Mom