What Drake Institute Can Do For You

The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine is a world renowned ADHD and Autism treatment center with 35 years of clinical experience providing non-drug treatments for the following neurophysical disorders:

  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Autism
  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Closed head injuries
  • Stress related disorders and diseases

As a medical clinic we offer the distinct advantage of approaching the treatment process with a more comprehensive level of knowledge.  We utilize the disciplines of medicine, psychology, neurosciences and computer sciences to offer highly effective ADHD and autism treatment without medication. 

Under Medical Director David Velkoff, M.D. M.A., Drake Institutes pioneering efforts in medicine for non-drug ADHD Treatment, Autism Treatment and Stress related illnesses have been featured in:

  • Physician's Weekly
  • WebMD
  • National Geographic Channel
  • 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

Our treatment team cares for each patient’s unique needs by creating a custom-tailored treatment plan to maximize their improvement in quality of life and productivity.  

Drug-Free Treatment

Founded in 1980 the Drake Institute has successfully treated over 12,000 patients without medication and its unwanted side effects.  Utilizing non-drug medical treatment protocols, our record of clinical successes has far exceeded the performance of previous therapies.

Approximately 80% of all our patients achieve significant clinical improvement.  About 30% of our patients come to us already on medication; in many cases we’re able to reduce or eliminate reliance on medications within 2-4 months, with sustained clinical improvement.  


Non-invasive QEEG Brain Mapping is analogous to a physician performing a throat culture on a patient with a throat infection to determine which antibiotic would best eradicate the infection.  Brain Mapping gives answers to what’s going on below the surface.

The Brain Map analysis gives us important information to more effectively help improve the quality of life and productivity of each individual patient.

QEEG (Quantitative Electro- encephalogram) or Brain Mapping is an essential diagnostic procedure for developing non-drug treatment protocols for ADD / ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Depression and Stress Related Illnesses. More About Brainmapping >>


Brain Mapping data guides our development of neurofeedback treatment protocols which will enable the patient to strengthen and improve brain functioning, reducing their unwanted symptoms.

We have used this technology for 35 years because we know clinically it produces the best long term results for many disorders.

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 About Neurofeedback >>

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Dr. David Velkoff of The Drake Institute on the Dr. Laura Show Copyright 2011, Take On The Day, LLC. Audio interview used by permission.

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Dr. David Velkoff our Medical Director and co-founder, supervises all evaluation procedures and treatment programs. Dr. Velkoff earned his Masters degree in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. Dr. Velkoff completed his postgraduate work on Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California Medical Center at Irvine. He then shifted his specialty to Behavioral Medicine and underwent training at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas to learn biofeedback technology. In 1980, he co-founded the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine.

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