Bio-Oxidative Medicine

Content of magnesium, copper, zinc, calcium, iron has been determined

Respectively in blood (serum and red cells) and in hair by atomic absorption

Spectroscopy method in both groups accordingly. At the same time, the

Hyperactivity tests were carried out using Conner’s Rating Scales for Parents

And Teachers, Wender’s Scale as well as Quotient of Development to Freedom from

Distractibility. During the statistical analysis the inparametric tests have

Been used taking as a significance level p < 0.05. On the ground of obtained

Findings I have not stated any significant differences in bioelements content

Among hyperactive children in relation to other coexisting disorders, except for

Zinc. The zinc content in hair was higher among children with ADHD and

Disruptive behaviour disorder. The assessment of hyperactivity indicated the

Remarkably higher coefficient among children with coexisting behaviour disorders

As compared to hyperactive children among whom, additionally, disorders typical

For developmental age have occurred. The analysis of influence exerted by

Magnesium supplementation on hyperactivity has been carried out in the group of

Total 75 children with ADHD jointly with magnesium deficiency. The group of 50

Children actually tested, apart from standard treatment have received the

Specified doses of magnesium preparations for 6 months on regular basis. The

Group of 25 children was left with standard treatment without additional

Magnesium. In both above-mentioned groups the content of bioelements and

Respectively ADHD level have been determined just before and after the test. The

Obtained results have clearly disclosed significant increase of magnesium, zinc,

Calcium content (Tab. 1) and respectively essential decrease of hyperactivity in

The group of children treated with magnesium. At the same time, however, among

The children given standard treatment without magnesium, hyperactivity has

Intensified (Tab. 3, 4). The findings herein presented indicate that it is

Necessary to take into consideration a possible bioelements deficiency among

Children with ADHD. Consequently, the accomplished study proves that there is a

Need of magnesium supplementation in ADHD children irrespectively of other

Mental disorders. The supplementation of that kind of magnesium supplementation.