Effectiveness of iron supplementation in a young child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Eric Konofal, Samuele Cortese, Michel Lecendreux, Isabelle Arnulf, Marie Christine Mouren

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Abstract

A 3-year-old child was referred to consultation for hyperactivity, attention deficit, impulsivity, and sleep problems. He met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. At baseline, the Conners' Parent Rating Scale and the Conners' Teacher Rating Scale raw total scores were 30 and 32, respectively. The child had low a serum ferritin level (13 ng/mL). After 8 months of treatment with Tardyferon (ferrous sulfate, 80 mg/day), his serum ferritin increased to 102 ng/mL. Both parents and teachers reported considerable behavioral improvement. The Conners' Parent and Teacher Rating Scale raw total scores decreased to 19 and 13, respectively. This is the first report of the effectiveness of iron supplementation in a young child with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatrics
Volume116
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
ferrous sulfate
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Impulsive Behavior
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
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Parents
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Iron deficiency

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Effectiveness of iron supplementation in a young child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. / Konofal, Eric; Cortese, Samuele; Lecendreux, Michel; Arnulf, Isabelle; Mouren, Marie Christine.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 116, No. 5, 11.2005.

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Konofal, Eric ; Cortese, Samuele ; Lecendreux, Michel ; Arnulf, Isabelle ; Mouren, Marie Christine. / Effectiveness of iron supplementation in a young child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In: Pediatrics. 2005 ; Vol. 116, No. 5.
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