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Why ADHD Isn’t Due to Bad Parenting

A large study provides evidence that the brains of people with ADHD really are different, and attention and behavior problems are linked

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
You can diagnose ADHD by SPECT scans or in the future with fMRI or other imaging techniques, but the treatment requires reducing inflammation in the brain. I demonstrated in 2007 that the fastest way is the use of high-dose fish oil (15 grams of EPA and DHA per day).  Another promising approach is improving gut health thereby reducing the transmission of inflammation from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve.  Of course, if these dietary interventions are done earlier in life when the fine-tuning of the brain is being completed in early childhood, the likelihood of developing ADHD is highly reduced in the first place.

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