for Generation Rescue
by Teresa Binstock
ADHD: An Overview
Table of Contents
Many of the following webpages present mildly annotated bibliographies of citations and abstracts from peer-reviewed medical literature. A smattering of relevant websites is also included.
Introduction to these documents:
Internet Groups for Parents of ADHD children and for Adults with ADHD
ADHD in adults
Comorbidities in Children: Syndromes associated with ADHD in children
Comorbidities in Adults: Syndromes associated with ADHD in adults
Etiologies and models: Are AD and ADHD primarily genetic in origin, or are these syndromes best understood as an interplay between genes & environmental factors?
Genes and Environment: Various environmental factors are associated with ADHD. Researchers who focus upon the interplay between genes and environment have made important discoveries.
Mercury, Lead, Aluminum, and other Pollutants are associated with AD and ADHD.
Mitochondria: Is mitochondria dysfunction etiologically significant in at least some individuals with AD or ADHD?
Oxidative stress: Preliminary evidence suggests that elevated oxidative stress is present in at least some individuals with ADHD and that elevated oxidative stress may be treatable.
Inter-individual variance in response to pollutants: Given similar exposures to pollutants, why do individuals differ in their responses to pollutants?
Treatments: No single treatment - be it pharmaceutical or alternative - helps all individuals with AD or ADHD. As with comorbities and responses to pollutants, so too with treatments: inter-individual differences can be instructive regarding therapies that may or may not be helpful for specific individuals.
Additional topics will be added from time to time
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April 17 2008