Nutritional Supplements for ADHD Yakima WA

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.

Dr. Robert M. Newell
(509) 203-4362
1701 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Depression, ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Dr. Jeffrey Donald Bartlett
(509) 575-0114
314 S 11th Ave Ste A
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cornerstone Medical Clinic
(509) 248-3263
402 South 12th Avenue
Yakima, WA
 
Dr. Cristian V Chiritescu
(509) 575-0114
314-A S 11th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Barany John S MD
(509) 575-7653
303 Holton Avenue Suite 1
Yakima, WA
 
Robert Mark Skarin
(509) 575-8798
2811 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Abbenhaus James I MD
(509) 575-7500
307 South 12th Avenue Suite 12
Yakima, WA
 
Roy J Simms
(509) 575-0114
314 S 11th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Ent-Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
(509) 453-5300
3999 Englewood Avenue Suite 201
Yakima, WA
 
Barg Neil L MD
(509) 575-7653
303 Holton Avenue
Yakima, WA
 
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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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