Child ADHD Study - Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group - Psychology Dept - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group


Child ADHD Study

We are currently conducting a study investigating the effect of micronutrients on ADHD in children 7-12 years.

We no longer recruiting participants for the ADHD study.


Professor Julia J. Rucklidge, PhD

Julia is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training in neurobiology (McGill) and Clinical Psychology (University of Calgary). Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions. For the last 6 years, she has been investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illness, specifically ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.

For further information, please contact:

Kathryn Darling
Phone: +64 (0)3 364 2987 ext. 7705


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