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What is celiac disease and how is it related to ADHD?

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In a small study of both adults and children with ADHD, 15% of them were found to also have celiac disease. This is a condition that makes it hard to digest foods that have gluten, a substance found in wheat, barley, and rye. A gluten-free diet helped that group with focus and behavioral issues.

From: What Is the Feingold Diet? WebMD Medical Reference

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The Feingold Association of the United States.

Sonuga-Barke, E. , March 2013. American Journal of Psychiatry

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Arnold, L. published online August 2012. Neurotherapeutics,

McCann, D. , November 2007. The Lancet

Baker, K and Weekly, S. . Published online Fall 2014. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: JAACAP Connect

Millichap, J and Yee, M. . February 2012. Pediatrics

Niederhofer, H. , 2011. Prime Care Companion for CNS Disorder

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 19, 2018

SOURCES:

The Feingold Association of the United States.

Sonuga-Barke, E. , March 2013. American Journal of Psychiatry

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Arnold, L. published online August 2012. Neurotherapeutics,

McCann, D. , November 2007. The Lancet

Baker, K and Weekly, S. . Published online Fall 2014. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: JAACAP Connect

Millichap, J and Yee, M. . February 2012. Pediatrics

Niederhofer, H. , 2011. Prime Care Companion for CNS Disorder

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 19, 2018

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