ADHD

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Posted by: Louise | 2012-06-13

Q.

8 Year Old Son

Please give me advice. My 8 year old son are having problems in his classroom, because when he is finished with his work he can''''''''t keep himself busy which leads to keeping other kids out of their work, walking around, talking etc.

I''''''''ve been giving him Patrick Hillfords omegas for a year and a half now and in the beginning it worked for a while.

Someone suggested Solal Krill Oil, is that a better option.

I don''''''''t want to put him on any sort of medication because he doesn''''''''t have learning problems and gets good marks.

Also at home he keeps himself busy and is not very active, like running around not listening etc.

I think he is bored in the classroom, good you please give me your opinion.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Louise,

It is difficult to comment on the best route forward with a 'snapshot' of information. If your gut feel is that he is bored in class, you can try supplying his current teacher with a book of work for a higher grade which he can work on once finished with his class work, provided it is completed with neatness and accuracy.

In terms of one supplement being better over another, it is a personal choice. I would recommend looking at the quantities of omegas in each product and discussing with your pharmacist what the optimum daily requirement is for a child of your son's age and size. The other main difference from one supplement to another is the quality of the oils used; as each company will claim superiority over the next, your pharmacist may be able to assist in this regard as well.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012-06-13

Dear Louise,

It is difficult to comment on the best route forward with a 'snapshot' of information. If your gut feel is that he is bored in class, you can try supplying his current teacher with a book of work for a higher grade which he can work on once finished with his class work, provided it is completed with neatness and accuracy.

In terms of one supplement being better over another, it is a personal choice. I would recommend looking at the quantities of omegas in each product and discussing with your pharmacist what the optimum daily requirement is for a child of your son's age and size. The other main difference from one supplement to another is the quality of the oils used; as each company will claim superiority over the next, your pharmacist may be able to assist in this regard as well.

Kind regards,
Delia

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