Diet - hyperactivity
Some people claim that sugar (such as sucrose), aspartame (NutraSweet), and artificial flavors and colors cause hyperactivity and other behavior problems in children. Some people argue that children should follow special diets that limit the amount of sugar, flavorings, or colors they eat.
It is important to remember that activity levels in children vary with their age. A 2 year old is usually more active, and has a shorter...Read more
Not all children with ADHD have hyperactivity, but for those that do, sitting still is an almost impossible feat. The constant physical... Read more »
The cause of ADHD seems to be neurobiological or genetic. Environmental factors influence the severity of the disorder, but environmental factors do... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Other TreatmentsDietary ApproachesA number of diets have been suggested for people with ADHD. Several well-conducted studies have failed to support... Read more »