Allergic immune dysfunction in attention deficit disorder

Abstract :

Aims to determine whether children who are diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and Geschwind’s syndrome, show a tendency to greater allergic responsivity (manifesting in a greater sensitivity to specific foods) than a control group. It is attempted to assessed whether these children display differential sensitivity to the food groups of sugar, dairy products and artificial flavouring and colouring. It is also established that these children show a decrease in levels of activity contingent upon withdrawal of a foodstuff to which a differential sensitivity has been demonstrated. The subjects participating in this study are rated on a Conners Rating Scale to assess the degree of hyperactive behaviour, by both parents and teachers, over a six week period. The overall pattern of results indicates that children with a combined diagnosis of ADHD and Geschwind’s syndrome do show a greater behavioural responsivity to certain foodstuffs.

 

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Author Kadish KS (nee Rappoport)
URL http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/65905
Date Accessioned 2016-09-22T09:55:41Z
Date Available 2016-09-22T09:55:41Z
Date Created 1989
Identifier URL 1993
Language English
Subject Psychology
Subject 2 Psychology
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Degree Type Masters degree
Degree Description  MA