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Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by jude11
I agree it is not class time...I just want to know if it exists or not...and you are saying you have the disorder...the OP is saying her children have the disorder...but yet here is someone saying it does not exist. How could I not question that?
I suppose it is the same as someone saying aliens exist and another saying no they don't. I would like to know where the information comes from and what it is. Does ADHD exist...no question in my mind...but someone comes along and says no it does not and here is why...well then I would like to explore their claim.
Simple as that...just saying someone is full of it and proving my point...I am done. Sorry to interrupt the thread with asking for some proof of these horrendous allegations of the disorder being fake.
I know better and that is sufficient for me...carry on.
Some studies suggest that children with ADHD may have lower levels of zinc in their body. And some scientists have reported improved symptoms in children with ADHD who took zinc supplements along with traditional ADHD treatment.
There is some evidence that fish oil can help improve ADHD symptoms. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids. There are some findings that suggest that, in children with ADHD who are 8 to 12 years old, fish oil supplementation may improve mental skills. For instance, it may help improve a child's ability to organize activities.
In one study, a specific supplement of fish oil and evening primrose oil was used. Results showed that it improved hyperactivity, inattentiveness, an inability to think clearly, and overall behavior in children with ADHD who were 7 to 12 years old.
St. John's wort: No help for ADHD
St. John's wort is a common herbal supplement. It's used for treating depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. This herbal treatment affects brain chemicals, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
Recent scientific studies do not support the use of St. John's wort to treat ADHD. In fact, recent findings conclude that St. John's wort has no effect on the symptoms of ADHD.