Pyroluria may be a common feature of many behavioural disorders. Research currently indicates that an excess of pyrroles, which interrupt vitamin B6 and Zinc metabolism and ultimately serotonin synthesis may cause behavioural symptoms, such as:
Urinary Pyrrole Analysis - What we test for...
The urinary pyrrole test forms part of an array of tests used by doctors for assessing behavioural disorders in children and adults. The behavioural disorders may include autism, ADD, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.
The presence of urinary pyrroles can be established using a colorimetric biochemical screening test. Urine is collected in two vials, one containing ascorbic acid, wrapped in aluminium foil then frozen immediately for transport.
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Treatment in Australia
In 2003 a treatment program known as the Pfeiffer Protocols was brought to Australia. The success rate with treatments is as high as 85%.
If you know someone who is suffering from mental illness or have a child who is displaying disruptive behavioural disorders, contact Dr Jane for a consultation.