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Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

Are there any effective holistic diet habits for people with adhd?

No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes, but "holistic" diets per se, will not improve adhd. That said i agree with the other posters who suggested good nutrition exercise and sleep benefit brain function, but again do not treat adhd. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can people with ADHD have kids?

Can people with ADHD have kids?

Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read more

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Are people with ADHD more violent?

Are people with ADHD more violent?

ADHD: Adhd with violence in a youngster warrants evaluation for possible co-existing mood disorder. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with ADHD outgoing all the time?

Is it true that people with ADHD outgoing all the time?

No: All personality types, and traits may occur in a person with adhd. Bipolar do is something which can be also present as well as other personality disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 3 people with ADHD in my family and I'm going nuts?

What to do if I have 3 people with ADHD in my family and I'm going nuts?

Resources: Highly recommend CHADD resources in your area: http://www.chadd.org/ Attitudemag.com also has good resource articles on relationships and help for those with loved ones with ADHD. http://www.additudemag.com/ (I recommend the headers at the top of the page as a starting place) ...Read more

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Is hyperactivity found in all people with adhd?

Is hyperactivity found in all people with adhd?

Nope : Add is a neurobiologic condition that impacts executive control. Management of brain activities is under executive control. So hyperactivity is physical movement that isn't properly controlled. Underactivity is the same as over activity from neurologic perspective. Some add people are overactive, some are underactjve. Hyperactivity is not necessary for an add diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with ADHD have slower reflexes?

Is it true that people with ADHD have slower reflexes?

Maybe. : Some add people are clutzes, others are very athletic. Reflex ability is complex so if someone is inattentive to their environment or over focused on the wrong item in the environment, then they may not respond quickly (reflexly) to an event. The deep tendon reflexes in add pts are usually more brisk than normals. A significant number if athletes have add. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that people with ADHD and aspergers are allowed to drive?

Hi docs, is it true that people with ADHD and aspergers are allowed to drive?

Of couse: There are many highly functional people with these diagnoses that have good driving skills. It depends on degree of these conditions and impact on individual. Its important to have objective assessment of driving, but may be fine ...Read more

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Are people with ADHD or autism allowed to be a surgeon ?

Are people with ADHD or autism allowed to be a surgeon ?

Possibly: If treated, adhd would not prevent someone from getting through medical school and residency, and become a surgeon. Someone with severe autism would be unlikely to be able to relate and communicate well enough with others to become a physician. Less severe autistic spectrum disorders such as asperger's might still allow someone to become a physician and to practice. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more