Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Is ADHD a Mitochondrial Disease?

In the last few years, a host of mental health conditions (schizophrenia, depression, autism, dementia) have been attributed to mitochondrial dysfunction. While mitochondrial dysfunction has been proposed to have a role in ADHD, we have somewhat less data than we do for some other conditions. Nevertheless, preliminary evidence has found signs of oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and genetic evidence to support a role for mitochondria in contributing to ADHD. We also have some very limited evidence that antioxidants (omega-3 fatty acids, pycnogenol, N-acetyl cysteine) can play a positive role in treating ADHD.


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  1. Hey! Great presentation. Btw, did you talk with Andrew Huberman for his recent podcast? A lot of the stuff he said sounded like stuff I remember you saying.

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