Thursday, August 29, 2013

ADHD resources: a link to allergies & asthma?

Though it is not the main focus of this blog by any means, one of my passions is passing on information on and resources for ADHD as I come across them. So many parents in the U.S. are struggling to parent a child with this disorder and get them through the public school system.

Here's the latest thing I've seen lately: 

Is there a link between allergies, asthma and ADHD? According to this study, there is. I think this is an important connection to consider (from personal experience and other people I've talked to, there is strong anecdotal evidence for this as well), further evidence that ADHD is a very real physical phenomenon.

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  1. So interesting. The link between ADHD and asthma and allergies wouldn't surprise me at all. But clearly, much more research is needed.

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    1. There's more going on than what people believe, I think. Someday maybe we'll know for sure.

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  2. My research shows that all of these are inflammatory issues and can be greatly reduced by diet changes.

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    1. I imagine the hard part is figuring out exactly what is causing the inflammation.

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  3. Very interesting. I wonder if I have ADD, back when I was growing up it was never diagnosed as such. But I do have allergies, asthma and an autoimmune arthritis disorder that causes joint inflammation. I have a lot of trouble focusing sometimes and am very scatter-brained at times. Is it ADD or just being pulled in so many directions being a mom of 3? I guess I'll never know. :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. LOL, yes, with 3 kiddos to keep up with it is hard to tell. But it is interesting information to consider.

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  4. Hey Steph. Thanks for sharing this information. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some links here.

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    1. There's so much we just don't know about the body and the mind.

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  5. Hmm--interesting. I have 2 children with asthma and allergies, but not much experience with ADD.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about the allergies and asthma, neither are any fun for sure. But glad you have not come up against ADD. That is no fun either in different ways.

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  6. In my day job I do academic research, so it's cool to see real people finding and benefiting from those types of studies. If you can get your hands on the real study, I would encourage that. Check out it's literature review and discussion section for more studies that either support what it's saying or may have found something completely different.

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    1. What an interesting day job! Yes, it definitely warrants a lot more review. I do think there are some physical triggers for certain behaviors, probably there always were but society has changed so much in terms of how they approach it.

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