Audit for Diet-related Symptoms of ADD
Audit for Diet-related Symptoms of ADDGo through the checklist to assess those ADD symptoms that might be diet related. Since metabolism is often a heredity factor, this study might be helpful in starting a family project to establish support and enthusiasm for a healthier diet.
|Frequency of Occurrence|
|1. Craving for food with high sugar|
|2. Having very deep lows in energy|
|3. Lacking in concentration|
|4. Unable to entertain oneself with an activity for long periods|
|5. Disorganized in work matters|
|6. Confused in receiving information|
|7. Quickly fatigues mentally|
|8. Restlessness and boredom with high needs for stimulation|
|9. Wide variation in memory capacities|
|10. Highly sensitive to criticism|
|11. Refers to need for food to restore energy|
|12. Consumes food rapidly|
|13. Drinks large amounts of fruit or sweet drinks|
|14. Avoids competitive intellectual games|
|15. Obsessed with high action drama|
For each "Often" you marked, give a score of 2, and for every "Sometimes," a score of 1. Sum up your scores for a raw score in a range of 0-30. Consider the interpretation of the final score:
For final scores in the range of 0-5, the individual may not have a metabolism issue that relates to ADD.
For final scores in the range of 6-15, the individual has ADD-type symptoms that are related to metabolism issues and ADD symptoms.
For final scores in the range of 16-22, there are significant issues of metabolism and ADD symptoms, and a diet is recommended.
For final scores of 23-30, a nutritional assessment would be recommended, especially in regard to foods that may have allergic properties for the individual and may be promoting ADD symptoms.