Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADD/H)
ADD/H is a neurobehavioral syndrome that has at least two of the following three characteristics: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. This disorder affects up to 10% of school children.
The diagnosis is based on evaluation criteria (Conner’s Parent / Teacher Rating Scale or DSM4).
The problems appear following difficulties at school (school failure and behavioral problems).
Like all “epidemic” health problems such as ADD/H likely has its origins in the environment.
In this regard, a number of nutritional and environmental parameters implicated in ADD/H can be tested:
- Hypoglycemic reaction
- Disturbance of intestinal permeability (74% of children with ADD/H suffer from an increase in intestinal permeability) and hypersensitivity to certain foods
- Imbalance of fats in cell membranes (omega 3,…)
- Exposure to phosphates, heavy metals,…