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Registered: 02-09-2010
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 12:13pm
My daughter was diagnosed with ADD about 6 months ago.

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Registered: 10-15-2006
Mon, 09-15-2014 - 2:04pm

There are quite a few; google them.

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Registered: 01-07-2009
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 3:41pm

My son has autism, and I have had excellent success with Omega 3's. Dr. Oz recommends Krill Oil - I am currently using Anchovy and Mackeral - molecularly distilled. Here is a study that I found (not anecdotal):

Full link:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/121/2/e358

"The effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil and evening primrose oil were assessed in a randomized, controlled trial in 117 children with developmental coordination disorder, 32 of whom also had ADHD. Significant improvements in reading, spelling, and behavior occurred over a 3-month treatment period, but motor skills were not benefited. Comparing the Conners' Teacher Rating Scale-L/ADHD scores, a reduction and improvement of >0.5 SD were reported for children in the treatment group, whereas no change was seen in those in the placebo group (P < .0001). Children who continued treatment during the 3- to 6-month follow-up phase showed improvements in mean reading age of 13.5 months, a mean spelling gain of 3.5 months, and a decrease in the mean Conners' scores from a baseline of 74.7 to 52.6. The gain in reading was 3 times that expected, and spelling advanced twice the normal rate. Fatty acid daily dosages were omega-3 (558 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 174 mg of docosahexaenoic acid), omega-6 linoleic acid (60 mg), and vitamin E (9.6 mg of {alpha}-tocopherol, natural form). Placebo capsules contained olive oil.62 These findings confirmed previous reports of abnormally low levels of serum essential fatty acids in hyperactive children with learning disabilities and improvements in reading ability in dyslexic patients treated with omega-3 fatty acid supplements."

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Registered: 03-03-2010
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 7:53am
There is a book I would highly recommend by a doctor who looks much more in depth at nutrition/deficiencies/sensitivities and other things in relation to ADHD.
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Registered: 02-14-2007
Thu, 02-25-2010 - 7:23pm

I'm lost with your post.

Denise

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 02-25-2010 - 10:15am

Hi, sure i will share.


DD had a raging case of Strep throat @ 5, constant ear infections from 6-8 months to about 6, and frankly nothing got rid of them. She had tubes X9 by the time she was 6. Eventually her ENT sent us to TX Childrens Hospital because he suspected PANDAS, and they did testing, put her on a course of anti's for about 10 weeks, and it finally went away, the sore throat anyway.


I noticed after the Anti's that she was having trouble focusing on things,

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 12-27-2004
Thu, 02-25-2010 - 9:56am

Hi!

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Registered: 04-19-2007
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 6:34pm

Just for the record.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Wed, 02-24-2010 - 9:17am

I'm new here and highly doubt I'll endear myself by quoting from books that delve into the history of the Women's Liberation Movement, how societal attitudes have changed towards some masculine traits, the evolution of the syndromes, how Big Pharma and the Education System benefit from the syndromes and exactly why most of the syndromes weren't mentioned prior to the 1990's.

Gail

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 8:53pm

Omega's do work, and some other alternatives work well also, they take time.


ADHD was present in my DD before she ever saw the inside of a classroom, so not sure how the school could have caused it. She has ADHD due to PANDAS, but most kids are born with it. Same is true for ODD, Autism, Aspergers etc.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 6:07pm

That's one of the reasons why I'm here.

Gail

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