Chris Kaman Reveals Childhood Misdiagnosis on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”
January 15, 2008
On Sunday, January 13th Clippers’ center Chris Kaman revealed on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that as a child he was misdiagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).Kaman, who is in the midst of an All-Star caliber season, is averaging a career-high 17.9 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. He attributes his improvements on the court to his ability to focus, thanks to the use of Neurofeedback technology with the company Hope139 (www.hope139.com).
The Clippers center has been working with Royer and Neurofeedback technology since last July. The technology requires Kaman to sit in front a computer screen that monitors his brain waves. This exercise helps him learn how to regulate his brain waves so that he can focus, which he attributes to the career season he’s having.
Kaman learned from Dr. Tim Royer that he does not have ADHD, but rather what Royer calls “an anxious brain.” Kaman’s brain was working too fast, not too slow as implied by his previous ADHD diagnosis.
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