Julia Rucklidge’s groundbreaking interview on the use of Truehope EMPowerplus micronutrient supplement for ADHD and co-occurring disorders is now archived on this blog. Also available on the Holy Hormones host landing page on VoiceAmerica.
Professor Julia Rucklidge PhD
Study Reports ‘Significant Robust’ Improvement in ADHD and Depression with Micronutrient Protocol
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental condition, is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder in childhood often persisting into adulthood. As many as one in 20 adults have ADHD marked by symptoms such as inattention and lack of concentration, impulsiveness, and difficulty controlling behavior. Many other symptoms are associated with ADHD including hyperactivity, bipolar and panic disorders, anxiety, depression, and social anxiety.
Micronutrient treatment found to be more effective than placebo
Researchers at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand used a double blind study finding that the nutritional supplement Truehope EMPowerplus™ has significant benefits for adults with psychiatric symptoms of ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Dr. Julia Rucklidge and her team of researchers successfully completed the placebo-controlled study, which was published Jan. 31 in The British Journal of Psychiatry.
Julia J. Rucklidge, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training in neurobiology (McGill) and Clinical Psychology (University of Calgary). Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. For the last 6 years, she has been investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.
Her current research interests can be found at www.mentalhealthandnutrition.co.nz and her research institute profile can be found at: http://www.psyc.canterbury.ac.nz/people/rucklidge.shtml