It is distressing as a parent when your child is diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. You will find yourself navigating antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety medications, as well as exploring things like therapy and in-school supports.
There’s one other area that’s worth looking into which is supported by a growing body of research. Micronutrient support (otherwise known as nutritional supplementation) provided through Truehope EMP™, appears to have therapeutic benefit for children with psychiatric illness.
Eleven previous reports have shown potential benefit of Truehope EMP for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms in adults, and researchers have been asking if it might also work for children.
In one study “Feasibility of a Nutritional Supplement as Treatment for Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders” published in 2012, noted a 37% decrease in depression scores and a 45% decrease in mania scores in children while taking Truehope EMP.
anxiety disorder (GAD), Prader-Willi Syndrome depression, anxiety, and rage.
While a small study, significant improvements were found on:
Case studies of 2 medication-free boys with explosive rage and mood disorders at the University of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital found that symptoms increased when the micronutrient supplement was withdrawn, and improved when the supplement was introduced.
The noted improvements in:
At the time of publication of the cases studies, both boys had been stable on the nutritional supplement for over 2 years.
One of the major challenges with micronutrient support is actually taking the supplements. It can sometimes be challenging to convince your child to take them! If you’d like to try this approach with your child, experiment with smoothies as a way to make it easier, or consult with a nutritionist on ideas that will suit your child’s preferences.
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