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TOPIC TITLE: Possible Link Between The Pituitary Gland & Mental Health Issues Such As ADD/ADHD
Created On 7/9/07 4:02 PM
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addontheweb
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7/9/07 4:02 PM
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Hi;

I am a Jewish adult with ADHD (yes, unfortunately we do exist.. more of us then some care to admit

I was sent by my GP to an endocrinologist. She listened to my whole story, ran several tests (which I had never taken before) and found that my pituitary gland doesn't produce the right amount of growth stimulating hormone.

She told me there is an indirect link between the endocrine system & they way our body's create neurotranmitters
(the three most mentioned neurotranmitters that affect ADD/ADHD are: Dopamine, Seratonin & Norepinephrine.

What are signs that your pituitary isn't funtioning properly?

Tired
lack of concentration
poor cordination
weight gain

Those problems could be caused by any number of issues. That's why it's so important to have a Doctor give you a proper diagnosis.

 
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