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Gene Variations Which Affect Attention Control by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD A couple weeks ago, I posted some information on a specific gene thought to be connected with ADHD called COMT (short for Catechol-O-Methyltransferase ). This gene is located ... Read on »
Genes and ADHD Brainwave Patterns by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD There is mounting evidence surrounding the genetic basis for ADHD. Some studies place the blame on genes, as heritability of ADHD may be as high as 75 percent. Some of the s ... Read on »
Reboxetine for ADHD Treatment by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In previous blog posts, I have mentioned some unconventional and lesser-known medications used to treat ADHD. Many are either new to the market or have primary uses not design ... Read on »
ADHD Genes Influence Medication Dosage by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD This blog originally began by exploring seven different genes that were thought to be tied to ADHD. However, there is another gene of interest, that was not on that list, wh ... Read on »
Evaluation of Vyvanse for ADHD Treatment by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD A new drug called Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) has entered the world of ADHD stimulant medications relatively recently. Vyvanse was originally marketed as an ADHD treatment for ... Read on »
Celiac Disease causes ADHD Symptoms by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD One of the biggest challenges in diagnosing and treating ADHD is trying to separate it out from other disorders that often present similar-looking symptoms. One such disorder ... Read on »
The Manganese and Hyperactivity Connection by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In a previous post, we examined whether lead exposure was responsible for worsening ADHD symptoms. We saw that there is a solid (although still somewhat hypothetical) connecti ... Read on »
Using Iron to Combat the Effects of Lead in ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In the previous post, we were discussing the potential connection between lead exposure early in life and the subsequent onset of ADHD symptoms. We saw that higher lead level ... Read on »
Does Lead Exposure Cause ADHD? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Many of these findings were based off of an original journal article regarding prenatal tobacco and lead exposure and the onset of ADHD by Braun and coworkers in the December ... Read on »
Magnesium Combination Treatments for ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD The previous 3 posts have all addressed the role of magnesium in the causes and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. Here I will address some of the guidelines as to how t ... Read on »
Dietary Magnesium and ADHD Comorbid Disorders by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD This is the third in a three-part series on the effects of magnesium intake on ADHD. We have seen previously how ADHD can be associated with dietary magnesium deficiencies, an ... Read on »
Treating ADHD with Magnesium and Vitamin B6 by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In the last post, we examined how magnesium levels are tied to ADHD and how supplementation with magnesium can potentially help for the disorder. We will be adding one more s ... Read on »
Magnesium Deficiency and Childhood ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Magnesium Levels and the Connection to ADHD In the last blog post, we talked about how an iodine deficiency in pregnant women can lead to ADHD and other cognitive dysfunctio ... Read on »
Iodine deficiency or ADHD? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD We have alluded to the fact in previous posts that ADHD symptoms can sometimes either be triggered or mimicked by nutrient deficiencies. If this is the case, then we can argue ... Read on »
Natural Treatments to Try Before ADHD Medication by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD We have been spending a lot of time recently on medications for ADHD. However, one question we should always be asking ourselves is: "Are medications always necessary?". ... Read on »
Increasing Concerta Medication Dosage: Benefits and Risks by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In the last post, we introduced the concept of dosage windows for ADHD medications. In other words, we see that the dosage level of an ADHD medication can be of equal importan ... Read on »
ADHD Medication Dosage Windows by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Blogger's note: I was first introduced to the concept of a "window" in the blog of Dr. Charles Parker. I highly recommend it. A link to his site, CorePsychBlog, can be foun ... Read on »
Using Zinc to Boost Ritalin's Effectiveness by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD We have seen that combining stimulant and non-stimulant medications for ADHD can be effective, as evidenced in a previous post on how Risperidone boosts ADHD stimulant medicat ... Read on »
ADHD medications protect against drug abuse by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD There is often a heated debate amongst professionals, families and individuals surrounding the safety of ADHD stimulant medications and their potential for abuse. One camp cla ... Read on »
ADHD medications protect against drug abuse by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD There is often a heated debate amongst professionals, families and individuals surrounding the safety of ADHD stimulant medications and their potential for abuse. One camp ... Read on »