Micronutrient Solution to ADHD
According to a research work published in the JAMA Psychiatry Journal, micronutrients like calcium, zinc, vitamins D and B12, magnesium, iron, folate, copper, and ferritin can help treat ADHS symptoms.
Nervous System Stimulants
Psychologists and a tutor from New Zealand found out that there is notable improvement of brain functions when nutrient treatments are given to adults with ADHD. Supplements like iron, Vitamin D, and calcium given an eight week period showed modest improvements in hyperactivity and concentration span among others. This is important as Henrik Larsson, professor at the Karonlinska Institute, pointed out that the correlation between ADHD in adult men and transport accidents can be greatly decreased with proper nervous systems stimulation. ADHD symptoms like impulsiveness, lack of attention span, and concentration difficulties can be tapered down with the help of the right vitamins and minerals.
At Focused Education we believe in a healthy, balanced approach to treating children with ADHD. Physical fitness and a nutrients rich diet is vital in helping children with ADHD learn and grow. Our tutoring, speech and occupational therapy programs reflect this research based philosphy.
Saving Lives on the Road
A study covering 17,000 individuals with ADHD spanning over four years conducted by Karolinska Institute scientists revealed how proper medication could save lives on the road. According to the research, up to half of these accidents can be classified as avoidable if these individuals behind the wheel had proper medication for their condition. The research showed that there is a higher incidence of transportation accident for individuals with ADHD. Furthermore, the data indicated that men with ADHD are less prone to transport accidents when they are under medication. Even if as much as 41% of the accidents that involved men with ADHD could have been avoided, the stark discovery though is that the same effect was not established among women.
Associate Professor Henrik Larsson from the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics however cautioned that even if some people with ADHD have remarkable improvements, this does not eliminate the dangers of transport accidents. This is why the condition must be treated properly with medication.
At Focused Education we want all our students to live long and happy lives. Please be safe on Perth roads and make sure you support your children to drive safely.
Alternative Treatment Options
In a study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry that involved 80 adults with ADHD, eight weeks of treatment with supplements containing various vitamins and minerals resulted in reduced ADHD symptoms. The control group showed great improvements in hyperactivity and inattention against those on placebo. The study has very interesting results but must be replicated and investigated further. This is the opinion of Professor Philip Asherson from the Institute of Psychiatry in London because the mechanisms of the study are still unclear.
Professor Julia Rucklidge of the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, believes that the treatment involving micronutrients have promising results in adults exhibiting ADHD symptoms. Moreover, these micronutrient treatments provide effective alternative treatments to people who cannot tolerate traditional medications or have found first-line treatments ineffective.
At Focused Education we help children with ADHD regardless of whether they are medicated or not. A healthy diet program is part of our ADHD tutoring philisophy. It is a logical first step when supporting Perth families help cope more effectively with ADHD symtoms.