Why Kids from France Don't Have ADHD
This article in Psychology Today blew my mind.
In brief, here are the main points:
- In the US, at least 9% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD
- They receive pharmaceutical medication (such as Ritalin & Adderall)
- In France, less than 0.5% of school aged children are diagnosed with ADHD
- They look at the underlying issue (nutrition, social context)
I am by no means suggesting that changing the diet is an "easy fix" for children with ADHD. What I am asking, though, is for you to consider that healthy food choices can positively contribute to the child's condition.
This article reinforces my love for how things seemingly are in France. This is one of my favourite books that outlines the similar mentality of the French way of life.
Do you think food plays a role in our children's health and behaviour? Leave your thoughts in the comments.