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I have two daughters…both very sick…one with mental struggles…BPD, ADHD and anxiety disorders ….the other with POTS, EDS and maybe more….is there any relationship between these disorders?
If you watch Dr Diana’s video of her symptoms at:-
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you will see that she mentions having low level Anxiety and feeling Bipolar. Other members on the forum mention children with ADHD (if you pop it into the search bar above, you’ll be able to read their posts)
Hope this helps.
Mast cells are being studied in the brain. dr. theoharides has over 100 articles on this topic. There is thought that foods can trigger mast cells in the brain which is why the gluten free casein free diet works for some kids. Also mast cells cause swelling and inflammation which can cause trouble in the brain if they degranulate. Dr. Theoharides also studies the effects of flavonoids in helping with autism and ADHD. I believe there is a link. I have MCAS and EDS and also was diagnosed with Aspergers but I think I do not have Aspergers just some traits that may be caused by my disease.
Also dysautonomia can cause increase and decrease in neurocrines because the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system are not working properly. It can trigger anxiety without a reason. One of the chemicals released is histamine which comes from mast cells. Add adrenaline (flight/fight) and you have anxiety and can appear to be agitated or have the appearance of ADHD or autism or any other mental health disorder.
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