MiA Blogger Julia Rucklidge (et al.) find, in a double-blind, randomised, controlled study published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry, that an 8-week course of broad-spectrum micronutrients is effective in the treatment of ADHD symptoms in adults, according to both patients’ and clinicians’ ratings of symptoms. Post hoc analysis found improvement in symptoms of moderate to severe depression as well. There were no differences in adverse events between those receiving active treatment (micronutrients) and those receiving placebo.
Rucklidge, J., Frampton, C., Gorman, B., Boggis, A.; Vitamin-mineral treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry. Online January 30, 2014
Of further interest:
Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’ (BBC)
Micronutrient Supplement May Ease Adult ADHD, Boost Mood (Medscape)
New treatment may help ADHD sufferers (The Australian)
Micronutrients bring aid for ADHD (The Press)