Diet for adhd kids

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Avatar m tn Does any one have any suggestions for diet ideas to help with hyperactivity? Our son is 8 and he doesnt get candy or fizzy drinks etc.Any advice would be great!
1204383 tn?1265649738 I have heard from several people who have kids who have ADHD without or, with ODD, as our son does, that there are ways to control it and/or cope with it in that child through diet. Has anyone heard of this and/or does anyone know what that diet might consist of or avoid to better manage the child's moods and limit their stressors or anxieties?
Avatar f tn It certainly is an inherited disorder for many - but not all kids. But, i have had kids in the classroom who have ADHD and their brother or sister did not. So it certainly is not guaranteed. By the way, I have seen the changes in how ADHD is treated over the years. Having spent almost 40 years in the classroom. It is being treated much better now then it was. And your little one (if they do have ADHD) will have an advantage in having parents that know what is going on.
Avatar n tn one with ADHD/Aspgerger's, one with Oppositional Defiance and one that's just a typical boy. The Omega-3 has helped all of them with moods, concentration, impulsivity & better handwriting. The omega, in addition to a healthier diet, makes me feel like I am helping them get through life in a way that can be managed for the rest of their lives. If you teach them a certain lifestyle early, the hope is that it will travel with them throughout their adult years.
Avatar n tn Texas does not have that much support for ADHD kids, but I question myself, is it his ADHD or is he just being defiant? A little history, he has a 5 1/2 month old sister, his dad is not around and the kids at the daycare he just got kicked out of do not like him because of the way he expreses himself. What do I do?
Avatar f tn What I found out when doing research is that a lot of families have changed to a gluten free diet and have seen some pretty impressive changes in mood and behavior in bipolar and ADHD kids and adults. Have any of your tried and found it effective? I want to do more research before doing because it is a huge lifestyle change.
Avatar f tn I have been arguing with the school for 5 years that he is not autistic he had adhd per his dr. Does the school system get more or better funding if he has autism? I have been told no but if that is true why do they keep pushing autism? I am so aggravated with the school with this and dont want to jepordize his education by fighting this issue but two drs have said adhd and the school system says autism. Why dont they go out on a limb and call it aspergers?
Avatar f tn My son has ADHD. We have been successfully treating it with medication for 6 yrs now. A therapist recently said that ADHD has been proven to actually be an allergy to chlorine. I have tried researching this online but have not found anything that supports this. I have read where drinking filtered water that has removed the chlorine is helpful but this is the closest I have found online that ADHD might actually be an allergy to chlorine.
Avatar f tn is there any ADHD medication for kids between the ages of 3 and 4 years of age.
1744272 tn?1314209044 Can spoiling result in a misdiagnosis of ADD? Yes! So can other forms of bad parenting.
202436 tn?1326474333 Has anyone tried this program/diet as a non-medicinal approach to add/adhd/behavioral problems? If so, what resources have you used. My daughter was diagnosed with dysthymic disorder (depression) with underlying adhd behaviors. I am NOT in favor of medicating a 6 yo and have heard great things about the feingold diet and other elimination diets to pinpoint foods/additives/artificial colorings/flavorings that can trigger allergies and cause unfavorable behaviors.
Avatar n tn I have a 6yr old boy and a 9yr old girl and they fight all the time my son is adhd odd and may have some sycological issues he's on meds but he's getting really bad he's became violent with me and I just found out I'm pregnant it makes me alil uneasy because his favorite thing to do is kick me in my belly what do I do
Avatar f tn Yes, he does go to a public school. My mom (who is a retired RN) meet his teacher last fall and the teacher mentioned to my mom that he was a handful. My mom agreed and she then mentioned to this first year teacher if she thought that he may have ADHD. The teacher responded that she hadn't thought about that but she said he does show the signs of it. I don't know if anything was mentioned then to my sister or brother-in-law about it. I will suggest the diet you mentioned.
Avatar m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
Avatar n tn If the book Dr. Kennedy doesn't work I would have her evaluated for ADD/ADHD. By taking her to a physcatrist that deals w/ ADD & doing a test to rule it out. If it's ruled out wonderful. If she does have ADD/ADHD then the correct behavioral modification can be used. The consequences aren't always handled the same. & also diet can have a lot to do w/ behavior. A lot of times people don't think of ADD for issues like this,but ADD has many different symptoms.
Avatar f tn You really need a lot more information since working with an ADHD child is very different than a kid without ADHD. I could go on for pages on what to do. But, I think it would be easier on both of us if you buy the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. Not only will it give you lots of things to do at home, but it will also show you how to work with the school so that it is more effective at helping him.
Avatar f tn t even bother getting the child tested until he/she is at least 8, unless they are causing harm to themselves or others because the tests were never meant for kids younger than 8 and the medication is certainly not meant for kids that young. My kids are 11 and 13 and they take the lowest does of Vyvance available.
1455599 tn?1285507900 my son also has adhd odd and ptsd he is on risperdol vvyanse clondine and zoloft he learned to out grow the clondine and also has circles under eyes
Avatar n tn //www.medhelp.org/add-adhd/slideshows/9-Worst-Foods-for-ADD---Plus-1-That-Can-Help/20 also check out - http://www.medhelp.org/add-adhd/slideshows/8-ADHD-Culprits-Lurking-in-Your-Home/21 I believe from my years of posting on the ADHD forum, that the single most important thing that you can do is to become an expert in ADHD because you are going to probably become the single most important change agent in his life (outside of meds). You will become his advocate in school.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had any success/experience with neurofeedback/biofeedback for ADHD?
Avatar f tn And, by the way, her other symptoms are pretty normal for a child with ADHD - so you might want to look into what ADHD is and how it effects kids and how you can help them. Best wishes!