Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in adults has steadily increased within the past decade. However, very few people are aware they have this disorder. Those with ADHD have higher divorce rates, school dropout rates, job termination, car accidents, and higher rates of substance abuse and alcohol dependence (Kates, 2005; Tcheremissine & Lieving, 2009). A high comorbidity rate with ADHD, anxiety, and depression has been found. This literature review includes the significant nutritional deficiencies such as neurotransmitters, trace minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and several B vitamins which are found in people with ADHD, and a description of the four main medications most commonly prescribed along with their side effects, and a list of the natural foods and supplements that can be used to assist with the symptoms of ADHD and the most common mental disorders that accompany it.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 2 2013
Manthey, Emilee S.
"Attention deficit disorder in adults, nutritional deficiencies, and the treatments available: a literature review,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss2/9