The effect of nutrition on ADHD symptomatology
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition that requires a multifaceted treatment approach. Nutritional management is one aspect that, to date, has been relatively neglected. However, there is increasing evidence that some children with behavioural problems are sensitive to one or more food components, and that these can impact negatively upon their behaviour. This article touches on relevant genetic research and theories that justify the nutritional approaches outlined below.
ADHD in practice 2011; 3(2): 20–22
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