Nutrition in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Neglected but Important Aspect

  title={Nutrition in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Neglected but Important Aspect},
  author={Roseanne Schnoll and Dmitry Burshteyn and Juan Cea-Aravena},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is multidetermined and complex, requiring a multifaceted treatment approach. Nutritional management is one aspect that has been relatively neglected to date. Nutritional factors such as food additives, refined sugars, food sensitivities/allergies, and fatty acid deficiencies have all been linked to ADHD. There is increasing evidence that many children with behavioral problems are sensitive to one or more food components that can negatively impact… 
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