Category Archives: General Health

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Testing

Vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid play important roles in the development, maintenance and function of the brain, and unsurprisingly, there has been intense research on elucidating the role of B vitamin deficiency in psychiatric and neurologic diseases. Vitamin B9 (folic acid or folate), B6 (pyridoxine and related vitamers) and B12 (cobalamin) play vital roles...
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The Relationship between Autism, Anxiety and Internet Addiction

Addictions.......they are crazy! There is a body of evidence to suggest that the notion of an internet addiction disorder (IAD) has some construct validity. The concept of IAD is based on observation and findings that some individuals display signs of problematic internet related behaviours similiar to those observed for other behavioural addictions, such as...
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Addiction Vulnerability – Binge Eating

Addictions can be difficult to address......I am an addict, with a range of co-morbidities, and if honest, find it difficult to constantly, mindfully, attend to my addictions. Binge Eating i.e. the consumption of atypically large amounts of food while experiencing loss of control occurs across a range of eating disorders. Criteria for binge...
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Magnesium Supplementation in Children Diagnosed with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common, early-onset and enduring neuropsychiatric disorder characterised primarily by inappropriate deficits in attention, hyperactivity, increased impulsivity and emotional deregulation - impairing multiple domains of professional and personal life. Evidence for dietary and nutritional treatments of ADHD varies widely. The mineral magnesium is necessary for sufficient brain function and...
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