A family shares their experience participating in the MADDY Study
This study examined a broad-spectrum micronutrient treatment for children with ADHD.
The Maddy Study https://youtu.be/Xg2MUd0XLO4
A new study is pointing to the benefits of micronutrient supplementation
The goal of this study was to broaden the scope of evidence-based treatments and to address the public desire for non-pharmacological treatment options. The Maddy study points to the benefits of micronutrient supplementation in the management of Anger and Irritability in children with ADHD. The study was a randomized and placebo-controlled trial, comparing micronutrients with placebo with a group of 135 children, aged 6-12, with ADHD, and whose parents reported symptoms of irritability or anger.
Jeanette Johnstone, from Oregon Health and Science University, was the Principal Investigator. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03252522
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What are Micronutrients?
“Micronutrients are essential dietary elements required by organisms in varying quantities throughout life to orchestrate a range of physiological functions to maintain health. Micronutrient requirements differ between organisms; for example, humans and other animals require numerous vitamins and dietary minerals, whereas plants require specific minerals.” Wikipedia Read more
Dr. Bonnie J Kaplan is a research psychologist, and semi-retired Professor in the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Now, in retirement, her passion is to teach people how our diet influences our brain and mental health.