Relative age and ADHD medication

“Youngest children in class ‘more likely to be given ADHD drugs’” went the NHS Choices headline that led me to the short report produced by Martin Whitely and colleagues. ADHD – attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder – is something of interest to this blog; not least the idea that relative age (age relative to peers in the same […]

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A few-foods diet for ADHD: a systematic review of meta-analyses of double-blind, placebo-controlled trials

“… the effect sizes of a few-foods diet are medium to large, justifying implementation of a diagnostic FFD (few-foods diet) in subgroups of children with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), thus offering innovative treatment opportunities for ADHD.” So said the “Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses of Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trials” published by Lidy Pelsser and colleagues looking at various […]

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On atopic disease and ADHD: ‘strong evidence’ for an association

“This current systematic review provides strong evidence that ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is associated with atopic diseases and that individuals have a 30% to 50% greater chance of developing ADHD compared to controls.” So said the results of the systematic review and meta-analysis published by Jurjen van der Schans and colleagues looking at the collected peer-reviewed […]

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