The subject of ADHD is very much at the forefront of discussions concerning mental health and neurodiversity.   More and more people are being classified with this condition, which on the one hand could be argued as helpful, but given the lack of consensus around this topic, premature labelling does have significant disadvantages, because it can lead to people being not just wrongly diagnosed but also given inappropriate treatment plans.


There are so many opinions, medical, scientific and otherwise, which are in some cases clarifying the condition, but in just as many cases, muddying the water.  This leaves those who are suffering and those who are trying to help, unsure about the best way forward.


As synergists, we passionately believe that the answer to all our ailments, both mental and physical, are to be found in adopting a multifactorial approach.  ADHD is not the result of one single factor.  There are others which include biological, socioeconomic, familial inheritances, diet and nutrition, and other environmental factors.  So, any strategy which is likely to reap success needs to consider all these variables and how they apply to the individual in question.


In this article from the Orthomolecular Medicine Journal (see link below), the importance of micronutrient deficiencies, along with other variables, are explored.  For those interested in this complex subject, this is well worthy of consideration, as it invites the reader to look at the evidence from a more holistic perspective – which we would advocate.


Micronutrient Deficiencies and ADHD


Also see: Masks of Madness and Nutritional Medicine in Mainstream Psychiatry