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Tag : adhd

Omega-3 for ADHD

By Dr. Jerry Mixon February 4, 2016

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Today, a message of hope to those of you who have children with attention deficit disorder.

In June 2012, a study was published dealing with children whose ADHD was not well controlled with Ritalin or similar drugs. These hard to control kids were put on 1000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids for six months, that’s about 3000 mg of fish oil. It was found that there was a significant improvement in how well these kids did at home and at school. The children were found to be less restless and aggressive. They were better in completing their school work and their academic performance improved. Parents and teachers reported that the kids were less impulsive and more

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Secondhand Smoke May Damage a Child's Brain

By Dr. Jerry Mixon August 18, 2013

Secondhand smoke damages the brains of children. A recent study that followed 91,000 children under the age of 12 demonstrated that secondhand smoke exposure increased learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and psychiatric problems by 50% or more.

It turns out that secondhand smoke has a dramatic impact on the developing brain. Young people who are still developing their mental and emotional capacity seem to be at high risk of damage. Since smokers tend to be people with less education, and less earning power, the children of the poor are impacted by this more than any other group.

Unfortunately, these are also the parents that are least likely to recognize that their smoking is damaging their children’s brain and limiting what they can achieve for the rest of their lives. I have one good suggestion to solve this problem: if you smoke, stop.

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