Annales Academiae Medicae Stetinensis, 1998;44:297-314
Deficiencies of magnesium, copper, zinc, calcium, and iron occur more in children with ADHD, and magnesium deficiency is the most frequent. Starobrat-Hermelin studied a group of 110 hyperactive children who also had a variety of other disorders, ranging from bed wetting to conduct disorder, and found that those treated with magnesium became less hyperactive, while those given standard treatment actually became more hyperactive.
QUOTE: “The findings herein presented indicate that it is necessary to take into consideration a possible bioelements deficiency among children with ADHD.”
QUOTE: “…there is a need of magnesium supplementation in ADHD children irrespectively of other mental disorders.”
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