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

Gary Carl Lang, MD
(509) 575-0114
314 S 11th Ave Ste A
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Cornerstone Medical Clinic
(509) 248-3263
402 South 12th Avenue
Yakima, WA
 
Yakima Urology Surgery Center
(509) 573-9527
111 South 11th Avenue Suite 124
Yakima, WA
 
Dr. Brian B Ullom
(915) 944-8900
3105 W Chestnut Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Brian B Ullom, MD
(915) 944-8900
3105 W Chestnut Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lemp Melissa MD
(509) 452-4520
1806 West Lincoln Avenue
Yakima, WA
 
Yakima Valley Radiology PC - Patient Billing
(509) 248-6633
314 South 11th Avenue Suite B
Yakima, WA
 
Jeffrey D Bissey, MD
(509) 575-0114
314 S 11th Ave Ste A
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1987

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Diane Elizabeth Liebe, MD
(509) 865-5600
3801 Kern Way
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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