Through this Précis, I evaluated five sources that have aided in my research.
Rucklidge, J. J., Taylor, M. R., & Johnstone, J. M. (2018). Do Diet and Nutrition Affect ADHD? Facts and Clinical Considerations. Psychiatric Times, 35(9), 15–16. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libproxy.plymouth.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=132037262&site=ehost-live&authtype=sso&custid=plymouth
Julia Rucklidge, Mairin Taylor, & Jeanette Johnstone in the article, “Do Diet & Nutrition Affect ADHD? Facts & Clinical Considerations” (2018) describes how adjusting one’s diet and nutrition in terms of nutrients that support brain function can have an effect on ADHD symptoms.
Rucklidge, Taylor, and Johnstone support their claim by looking at research that analyzes the role of diet and nutrition adjustments such as elimination diets, gluten free diets, the role of sugar, the whole diet approach, supplementation of individual nutrients, and the role of multi-ingredient broad spectrum micronutrients and how these factors impact ADHD symptoms, brain function, and behavior.
The authors’ purpose is to identify how one’s diet and nutrition can have an effect on ADHD so that people with ADHD can determine what kind of diets may help their symptoms.
The authors write in an informational tone for practicing psychiatrists.
Verlaet, A., Noriega, D., Hermans, N., & Savelkoul, H. (2014). Nutrition, immunological mechanisms and dietary immunomodulation in ADHD. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 23(7), 519–529. https://doi-org.libproxy.plymouth.edu/10.1007/s00787-014-0522-2
Annelies Verlaet, Daniela Noriega, Nina Hermans, and Huub Savelkoul in the article, “Nutrition, Immunological Mechanisms and Dietary Immunomodulation in ADHD” (2014) explain how the etiology of ADHD how nutrition and behavior may be linked; however, since this is a multifactorial disorder that has individual differences, we must look at both genetic and environmental influencers that could be playing a role in order to determine what nutritional approach is appropriate.
Verlaet, Noriega, Hermans, and Savelkoul support their arguments by identifying the aetiology of ADHD and illustrating how the epigenetic factors such as food and stress have an impact on one’s symptoms and the best way for them to alleviate those symptoms.
The authors’ purpose is to break down the aetiology of ADHD to showcase why and how factors such as genetics, predispositions, and the environment must be considered in order to find the best treatment for an individual.
The authors write in a an informational tone.
Schneider, H. E., Lam, J. C., & Mahone, E. M. (2016). Sleep disturbance and neuropsychological function in young children with ADHD. Child Neuropsychology, 22(4), 493–506. https://doi-org.libproxy.plymouth.edu/10.1080/09297049.2015.1018153
Heather Schneider, Janet Lam, and Mark Mahone in the article, “Sleep Disturbance and Neuropsychological Function in Young Children with ADHD” (2016) explains that children with ADHD tend to suffer from multiple problems related to sleep.
Schneider, Lam, and Mahone support their argument by conducting a study granted by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Board by looking at 13 different study measures from “Children’s Sleep Habit Questionnaire” which was administered to parents of children with ADHD to “Conflicting Motor Response Test” that was used to look at motor responses in children.
The authors’ the purpose is to convey the links between sleep and ADHD and ADHD symptoms in children.
The authors write in an informational tone for people in the field of childhood neuropsychology.
San Mauro Martín, I., Blumenfeld Olivares, J. A., Garicano Vilar, E., Echeverry López, M., García Bernat, M., Quevedo Santos, Y., … Rincón Barrado, M. (2018). Nutritional and environmental factors in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A cross-sectional study. Nutritional Neuroscience, 21(9), 641–647. https://doi-org.libproxy.plymouth.edu/10.1080/1028415X.2017.1331952
Ismael San Mauro Martín, Javier Andrés Blumenfeld Olivares, Elena Garicano Vilar, Manuela Echeverry López, Marta García Bernat, Yaiza Quevedo Santos, Marta Blanco López, Paloma Elortegui Pascual, Elena Borregon Rivilla and Mario Rincón Barrado in the article, “Nutritional and environmental factors in attention-deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A cross-sectional study” (2018) explain that the relationship between nutrition and nutrient intake and ADHD and the symptoms that go along with the disorder.
Martín, Olivares, Vilar, López, Santos, López, Pascual, Rivilla and Barrado support their findings by performing a cross sectional study that looked at Anthropometry, nutritional status, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep of people with ADHD to determine the role that certain diets and environmental factors play in their symptoms.
The authors’ purpose is to determine the links between diet, nutrition, and other environmental factors and ADHD symptoms for children and adolescents so that there can be an increased knowledge and information on the subject for future researchers and people who suffer from ADHD.
The authors write in an informational tone for people in the nutritional neuroscience field.
Semeijn, E. J., Sandra Kooij, J. J., Comijs, H. C., Michielsen, M., Deeg, D. J. H., & Beekman, A. T. F. (2013). Attention- Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Physical Health, and Lifestyle in Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6), 882–887. https://doi-org.libproxy.plymouth.edu/10.1111/jgs.12261
Evert J. Semeijn, Sandra Kooij, Hannie C. Comijs, Marieke Michielsen, Dorly J.H. Deeg, and Aartjan T.F. Beekman, in the journal, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Physical Health, and Lifestyle in Older Adults (2013) describe that ADHD in adulthood in association with health and lifestyle choices.
Semeijn, Kooij, Comijs, Michielsen, Deeg, and Beekman support their claims by conducting a longitudinal study that measured ADHD diagnosis, symptoms, medication use, physical health, and lifestyle characteristics to show the impact they have on ADHD symptoms in older adults.
The authors’ purpose is to expand the understanding of the impact that health has on older adults with ADHD in order to encourage further research of the correlation between health and ADHD.
The author write in an earnest tone for health professionals.