ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
ADHD is the most common behavioral disorder in children. It is characterized by age-inappropriate levels of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that impair one’s functioning per the American Psychiatric Association. Recent studies reported a relationship between low levels of Vitamin D and incidence of ADHD. There is growing literature implicating that iron supplementation should be investigated as a potential intervention to optimize response to medications at a lower dose in individual with ADHD and low iron stores. Our comprehensive lab testing can help! Dietary zinc deficiency also increases neuropsychological symptoms, i.e. behavioral abnormalities. Symptoms such as depression, aggressive behavior can stem from a zinc deficiency. Brain zinc homeostasis is critical for brain function. We can help determine what supplements can help minimize or eliminate some of the most troublesome ADHD symptoms. More information is available on our webpage.