Nutritional Supplements for ADHD Portland ME

There’s some evidence to support the theory that kids with ADHD are missing normal levels of key vitamins and nutrients, particularly zinc and essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that when you replenish these nutrients, some kids definitely do better.

Mrs. Marisol Needle
Therapy Services, Marisol Needle, LCSW
(207) 415-1934
293 State Street
Portland, ME
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12 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Tra
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(207) 358-3977
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Portland, ME
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Impulse Control Disorders
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Mark Shaughnessy
(207) 358-4146
Mark Shaughnessy PMH-NP499 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME
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Depression, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD
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School: University of Washington
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
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Gender: Male
Age: Adults
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$70 - $200
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Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Timothy C Hawkins, MD
(207) 772-3703
180 Park Ave
Portland, ME
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michele Ghim
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22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
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Fresh Start Counseling
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333 Lincoln Street Room 102
Saco, ME
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10 Years of Experience
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Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexu
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Kirsten W Milliken, PhD, PA
(207) 420-8831
Kirsten W Milliken, PhD, PA205 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME
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School: Allian University
Year of Graduation: 1996
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$40 - $150
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Dr. William H. Sandberg
(207) 358-6309 x12
205 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME
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Psychoanalysis, Learning Disability, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Depression
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School: George Mason University
Year of Graduation: 2002
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Ethnicity: Any
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$120 - $130
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Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Steven L Blumenthal, MD
(207) 772-3703
180 Park Ave
Portland, ME
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Timothy C Hawkins
(207) 772-3703
180 Park Ave
Portland, ME
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Pediatrics

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Supplements and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Q: Are there supplements that can calm a child with ADHD?

A: Yes. There’s some evidence to support the theory that kids with ADHD are missing normal levels of key vitamins and nutrients, particularly zinc and essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that when you replenish these nutrients, some kids definitely do better. So I like to recommend a good high-potency multivitamin that contains trace minerals, along with 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams per day of omega-3 fatty acids, preferably the DHA and EPA forms. These supplements are safe, and any parent of a child with ADHD would do well to consider them. There are several good EFA supplements made specifically for children; I like DHA Junior, from Nordic Naturals, and Coromega, from ERBL.

One herb you hear a lot about is ginkgo biloba, which may help kids function better by increasing blood flow to the brain. I haven’t seen specific research on this, but holistic child psychiatrists often use it. Another commonly used herb is lemon balm, which is thought to have a calming effect and to ease restlessness. These herbs won’t work for all kids with ADHD, but they’re certainly worth trying.

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