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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Oct;23(4):955-64. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2014.06.002. Epub 2014 Aug 10.

An integrated dietary/nutritional approach to ADHD.

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1
Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology, Ellis Human Development Institute, 9 North Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45402, USA. Electronic address: beth.hurt7478@gmail.com.
2
Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus OH 43210, USA.

Abstract

Dietary and herbal interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been proposed by practitioners of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Children who are suspected to have nutritional deficiencies, insufficiencies, and/or food allergies should be evaluated and, if the suspicion is confirmed, treated with supplementation or specific food elimination as part of standard care. Limited research exists on the efficacy and safety of dietary intervention as an adjunct to conventional medication; thus, improvement and side effects should be closely monitored.

KEYWORDS:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Complementary treatment; Dietary treatments; Nutritional treatments

PMID:
25220095
DOI:
10.1016/j.chc.2014.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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