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Doctor insights on: Nutritional Products For Add And Adhd

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Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Yes: http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/omega-3.htm. There's a study about fish oil. Also, the japanese eat the highest proportion of fish in their diet and have a low incidence of bipolar disorder. In my experience, 3-4 grams per day is needed for a few months before one notices much improvement. Severe cases of bipolar respond less well. ...Read more

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

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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Many protein bars,etc add FOS(Fructo-oligosaccharides). Is it used for adding fiber in their product?Do they provide same benefit as fiber from foods?

Many protein bars,etc add FOS(Fructo-oligosaccharides). Is it used for adding fiber in their product?Do they provide same benefit as fiber from foods?

No way; all sugars:: Fructose (a specific & very unhealthy sugar when concentrated) & saccharides (chains of sugar), oligo means short (i.e. easy to digest quickly into simple sugars which are rapidly absorbed; also rapidly converted by liver into triglyceride fats for storage if not physically very active when consuming these-study: http://goo.gl/uDGIwD for understanding). Sugar use=sales/sweet tooth/?$, NOT health! ...Read more

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Why are ADD and ADHD considered a learning disability?

Why are ADD and ADHD considered a learning disability?

ADHD- Primarily : Hyperactive/Impulsive Type, Primarily Inattentive Type & Combined Type impact academics, peer interaction &/or behavior < age 10. Because attention & memory interface, all types of ADHD impact learning & co-exist with Specific Learning Disorders in Reading, Written Expression & Math ~ 30-35% of the time, but are a different neurodevelopmental disorder than Learning Disorders. See CHADD.org. ...Read more

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Reboxetine good for ADHD and focus?

Reboxetine good for ADHD and focus?

Not proven : Reboxetine is similar to atomoxetine (strattera) being a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, but its application for use in usa was declined by the fda in 2007 because it showed no efficacy for adhd or depression in research studies. It is used in europe for add & depression. ...Read more

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How many parents try a gluten free and casein free diet for children with autism?

How many parents try a gluten free and casein free diet for children with autism?

TOO many: Sadly autism is complicated, not terribly well understood yet-though quite a bit better. And there are too many false hopes that go viral. Please have a thorough, comfortable discussion with a physician that struggles with helping in what can be a pernicious malady for not only the child, but the immediate and even extended family. ...Read more

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How important are dairy products and calcium for adolescent development?

How important are dairy products and calcium for adolescent development?

Very!: Kids acquire their peak bone mass during adolescence. To get the most benefit, diet should include enough vitamin d and calcium. Many people are vitamin d insufficient or worse. A daily vitamin and calcium supplements are recommended to those who need it. Sometimes extra vitamin d is given. Please discuss with your doctor to determine if your child is getting enough of these & other nutrients. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Sorry: He sells his own brands and supplement s that are not fda approved to my knowledge, my appoledgies if wrong, but i know nothing of them. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Can drinking milk and consuming a lot of dairy products plus grains such as wheat and rice worsen gynecomastia?

Possibly but...: Although there may be many “causes” of gynecomastia, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. An increase in weight may cause the appearance of the breasts to seem larger. ...Read more

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Any supplements available that you recommend for ADHD? Or in conjunction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Any supplements available that you recommend for ADHD? Or in conjunction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Omega -3 DHA & EPA: Omega-3 unsaturated fats are found in fish and in flax seeds, also chia seeds; Ocean fish such as; Mackerel, Wild caught Salmon, Red-Snapper, Grouper, & Sardines. ...Read more

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Psych and i fig. Out add meds.What's better for motivational deficiency assoc. With my add?Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or rit? Ad. Helps a lot with motivation, will rit?

Psych and i fig. Out add meds.What's better for motivational deficiency assoc. With my add?Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or rit? Ad. Helps a lot with motivation, will rit?

Depends.: Stimulants like adderall, ritalin, (methylphenidate) concerta, among a few, are used to treat the symptoms of add/adhd in which a lack of motivation maybe one of the symptoms. They are all equally good, depending on the individual response to the medications. ...Read more

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Are tyrosine supp. Helpful to replenish dopamine after Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use on days i don't eat enough protein (dietary sources of tyrosine/phenylalanine)?

Are tyrosine supp. Helpful to replenish dopamine after Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use on days i don't eat enough protein (dietary sources of tyrosine/phenylalanine)?

No. : Trouble with protein supps is we are hoping the body converts them the way we need them to be. Also very few things cross the blood-brain barrier when doping is created so it is doubtful that that tyrosine supps will either. ...Read more

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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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My son has adhd and conduct disorder? Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?

My son has adhd and conduct disorder?  Can I add GABA SUPPLEMENT in addition to the depakote he takes?

Do something better: please learn that the most common causes for such neuro disorders are environmental and nutritional factors. To learn Please search for dr Doris Rapp on YouTube and ADHD. Then please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. So that he does not need such medicines. If interested Please call us to make an appointment ...Read more

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Can there be any affordable and useful resource for children with adhd, dyslexia and dysgraphia?

Try this:: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html Search online for the National Institute of Mental Health (nimh.org) Junior colleges will often test you for free through Student Services if you are enrolled. Insurances will not pay for testing but TX is usually covered. Find a therapist who knows about this condition. ...Read more

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Please suggest me foods which are non-allergenic as well as low glycemic(both qualities together, e.G. Chicken) for a whole day diet plan.Please help.

Please suggest me foods which are non-allergenic as well as low glycemic(both qualities together, e.G. Chicken) for a whole day diet plan.Please help.

Individual needs: The most common foods causing sensitivities are wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts -- but you as an individual might react to any or none of these. A holistic or integrative physician can help you with a food elimination diet ; lab testing to learn your sensitivities. After this, a nutritionist will be able to help you develop a personalized food plan that works. Good luck! ...Read more

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For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read more

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Are there any meds for ADD not ADHD? I have ADD.

ADD meds: All the stimulant medications address both the ADHD and ADD symptoms. The other meds such as clonodine, tenex, Kapvay and Intuniv generally are added to help with the hyperactive components. Strattera (atomoxetine) may be an option to consider outside of the stimulant meds. ...Read more

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