Time to pay attention �?? the role of micronutrients in shaping neuroendocrine signaling in ADHD

Dr. Kate Placzek


It is time to think outside the box when it comes to understanding the etiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)! This presentation unifies the concepts of diet, nutrients, and neurotransmission in relation to the core symptoms of ADHD - inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The information presented here stands to transform mental healthcare options for children with ADHD by offering a conceptual understanding of nutrient mechanisms and an evidence-based integrative health treatment. Stimulant medications are the first line of treatment for ADHD. Due to neurobiological heterogeneity of the disorder, however, some patients do not respond well to stimulant treatment, or develop undesirable side effects (e.g. sleep disturbance, appetite suppression, growth retardation) [5]. Many families seek complementary and integrative health treatment options for their children with ADHD, however few have been rigorously tested for efficacy and safety. 

Relevant Publications in Journal of Pediatric Neurology and Medicine