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ADHD on the Rise

March 3rd, 2011 by Dolly Garnecki, BA, DC

CNN reports ADHD is on the rise. The rate is now an alarming 1 in 10 children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD. According to officials, causal factors for the rise in ADHD are unclear and will require long-term study. Health.com points to 9 food additives that may link to ADHD. Of course, it's no mystery that the current CDC vaccination schedule for babies and children has increased over the past decade (it increased 5 times in the past 25 years!). Increased heavy metals and known carcinogens in vaccinations are getting injected into babies and children. Surveys and studies have found that vaccinated children are two and a half times more likely to develop a neurological disorder like ADD or ADHD.

Check out this brief history timeline related to vaccinations and autism from Suite 101. Where 1 in 10,000 had autism in the early 1990's, in 2009 the rate increased significantly to 1 in 91.

If your child has ADD or ADHD, a doctor of chiropractic may be able to help by advising on beneficial nutritional changes and through adjustments and neurological re-education - to help with brain function through motor activity. Read more about chiropractic and ADHD from the American Chiropractic Association, or ask your Chiropractor today.

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