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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Specific Lab Tests

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Updated September 13, 2013

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination of these. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for the child's age and development.

The following is a list of alternative medicine lab tests used to evaluate attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:

1. Amino Acid Analysis -- Amino acids form brain neurotransmitters and may play a role in certain cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

2. Food Allergy Testing -- A number of research studies have uncovered a food allergies and hyperactive behavior in children.

3. Toxic Metal Hair Analysis -- Certain heavy metals (such as lead) can trigger hyperactivity and attention deficit. Children are particularly susceptible because their nervous systems are still developing.

4. Essential Fatty Acid Analysis -- Research has linked deficiencies in essential fatty acids to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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