ADHD, anxiety problems, behavior problems, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children.National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
It has been widely hypothesized that both diet and the microbiome play a role in the regulation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behavior. ADHD is a neuropsychiatric disorder with an increasing global prevalence and high heritability commonly diagnosed in childhood. Current prescriptive treatment options provide a poor long-term risk benefit ratio.Some studies have suggested that children who keep taking stimulants into adulthood may grow up slightly shorter. Other studies have identified possible heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, Irregular heartbeat and abuse and addiction.
Nutrition has significant effects on neurological functioning, and increasing evidence exists to support the use of multi nutrients as alternative treatment for ADHD. In a recent study, to evaluate whether micronutrients (vitamins/minerals) benefit attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and irritability in a North American pediatric sample, ninety percent of the original sample of 93 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and stayed with the micronutrient treatment, (84%) were identified as “Much” or “Very Much” improved overall relative to baseline functioning, compared to 50% of those who switched to psychiatric medications and only 21% of those who discontinued treatment daily.
Micronutrients have been used for the treatment of Bipolar disorder, addiction recovery, autism, treating aggression and to enhance cognitive clarity and the treatment of ADHD/ADD. One physician quality micronutrient backed with scientific study, Daily Essential Nutrients, has been successful in treating mood disorders. Dr. Aaron Bardwell at the Beyond Health and Wellness Center can answer your questions and assist you in identifying a treatment protocol regardless of whether you are medicated or not. Their approach may be the opportunity for you or a loved one to improve your quality of life.