ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
ADHD and its association with Environmental toxins and Nutritional deficiencies
ADHD a neurobehavioral disorder associated with nutritional, mineral deficiency and environmental toxins. Environmental toxins play a large role in prenatal and early childhood ADHD development. ADHD is a prevalent and highly impairing condition which has frequent concurrence with other psychiatric disorders, creating an enormous burden for the individual, their family, and the community. Recent studies have reported that ADHD children present higher urine concentrations of chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper, molybdenum, tin, barium, and lead. There is also significant link between ADHD and deficiency of essential minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. Although effects of toxins are being constantly studied, the conclusive evidence of their possible associations with ADHD requires more research in this field.