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Zinc & ADHD

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

"Zinc as a supplementary medication might be beneficial in the treatment of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder" who are being treated with methylphenidate, Shanin Akondzadeh, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, et al. conclude in a study recently published in BioMed Central. The 44 children studied in the six-week double-blind, placebo-controlled trial were given either methylphenidate 1 mg/kg/day plus zinc sulfate 55 mg or the same dose of methylphenidate plus placebo. Patients were assessed by a child psychiatrist at baseline, 14, 28 and 42 days. Parent and Teacher ADHD rating scale, which was the principal measure of the outcome, improved with zinc-sulfate. "Further investigations and different doses of zinc are required to replicate these findings in children with ADHD," authors state...





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