Limbic Attention Deficit Disorder:
ADD and Depression.
The limbic system is the part of the brain that
sets your emotional tone and affects your motivation and drive.
Depression and mood disorders often occur with an overactive
People with the Limbic System type of ADHD
have depression symptoms in addition to inattention and focus
symptoms. This type of Attention Deficit person is sad, negative
and has frequent feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. Low
self-worth and low energy levels can also mark this type of
Attention Deficit Disorder. They can be moody and irritable.
It is suggested that up to 25 percent of people with ADHD are also
depressed or suffer from a mild depression.
_ Primary ADD symptoms (attentional problems, distractibility,
disorganization, and impulsivity).
_ Chronic sadness/ low grade depression.
_ Often negative or apathetic.
_ Low energy levels.
_ Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or low self-worth.
_ Social isolation.
_ Sleep and/or eating problems.
If you fall into this subtype of ADD and depression, you
will want to use
as part of your
Attend addresses the primary
ADHD inattentive type symptoms. Extress relieves the symptoms of impulsivity,
temper, anxiety and compulsiveness. Deprex relieves excess
worrying and emotional rigidity. These three formulas together
form a powerful strategy against the Over-focused type of
Attention Deficit Disorder.
Treatment Strategy for Limbic ADD:
Attend: 1 capsule twice daily.
Extress: 1 capsule twice daily.
Deprex: 1 capsule twice daily.
Dr. Amen outlines nutritional supplements that have a positive
effect on the Limbic type of Attention Deficit Disorder. These are
DL-Phenylalyne, 5-HTP, B Vitamins and St. John's Wort.
It is important to note that the Attend formula contains DL-Phenylalyne,
5-HTP and B-6 in addition to pregnenolone, DMAE, pycnogenol, GABA
and more. The Extress formula contains DL-PA, 5-HTP, St. John's
Wort and homeopathic remedies. Deprex contains St. John's Wort,
DL-Phenylalyne, GABA and more. These three together form a
powerful strategy against the Limbic System type of Attention
Doctors will often prescribe antidepressants if stimulant
medications do not work but antidepressants have potentially
serious side effects, just as stimulant medications do.
Additionally, antidepressants are not recommended for children
under the age of 18.
St. John's Wort is an herbal treatment that is shown to have a
positive influence on the limbic system and on depression. St.
John’s Wort - found both in the Extress and Deprex formulas - is
used extensively in Europe and is the most commonly prescribed
antidepressant with the least amount of side effects.
St. John's Wort, along with 5-HTP which are both found in Extress
and Deprex formula, increases serotonin availability in the brain.
Both can be very effective for this type of Attention Deficit
Disorder. It should be noted though that St. Johns Wort is not
bipolar ADHD or the
ADHD and ODD type.
is an important aspect of any ADHD, ADD and depression treatment
plan and is especially important for the person with Limbic System
Attention Deficit Disorder. The Omega 3 family of fatty acids is
shown to improve mood and ease depression. Exercise also has positive
effects on mood disorders and depression.
Back to the Six
Types of ADD.