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Celiac And Add Or Adhd Symptoms

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I recently put together an educational power point for the community and then offered it to dietitians on a listserve. Someone wrote back the following question and as I did not have an answer to the first part especially (though the symptom of a foggy brain would fit in, I suppose), I thought I would put it out here to see if there was more information for her.

""In your experience can kids with celiac exhibit ADHD-like symptoms such as impulsivity or oppositional behaviors? What age is screening appropriate since there can be false negatives without sufficient antibodies?""

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I recently put together an educational power point for the community and then offered it to dietitians on a listserve. Someone wrote back the following question and as I did not have an answer to the first part especially (though the symptom of a foggy brain would fit in, I suppose), I thought I would put it out here to see if there was more information for her.

""In your experience can kids with celiac exhibit ADHD-like symptoms such as impulsivity or oppositional behaviors? What age is screening appropriate since there can be false negatives without sufficient antibodies?""

I do know that my 8 yr old grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this spring and also is suffering from ADD. They will run the Celiac panel on him yearly but was negative this spring.

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In countries where they screen children routinely it is usually done around age 4 and then again at puberty. If the child exibits strong indications a dietary trial would be beneficial no matter what the testing results.

ADD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD and Celiac Disease

http://www.celiac.com/articles/110/1/ADD-A...ease/Page1.html

NEW STUDY on ADHD and Celiac Disease

http://brain.hastypastry.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3555

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I recently put together an educational power point for the community and then offered it to dietitians on a listserve. Someone wrote back the following question and as I did not have an answer to the first part especially (though the symptom of a foggy brain would fit in, I suppose), I thought I would put it out here to see if there was more information for her.

""In your experience can kids with celiac exhibit ADHD-like symptoms such as impulsivity or oppositional behaviors? What age is screening appropriate since there can be false negatives without sufficient antibodies?""

I've added this link for you - it's an article by a teacher living in my city who has written some great articles on celiac and it's impact on a person that exhibit different sorts of symptoms - like ADD/ADHD. My son was diagnosed with ADD/Inattentive Type about a year or so ago. He is on meds and due to my angst over this, I am trying to make sure there isn't something else that is causing this problem for him so that we can get him off meds. I don't think I'd be a good mother if I didn't! So, in my research I've come to learn more about celiac and wonder if he has that - due to the fact I think I may have it. It's worth looking into. BTW - he eats cereal like nobody's business! But, he doesn't really exhibit the normal symptoms of celiac - other than the fact he is very thin - but also very tall. Anyway....

Hope it helps....

TracyB

http://www.celiac.com/articles/711/1/Memor...ggan/Page1.html

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