Why Isn’t Tyrosine Used for ADHD and Depressed Patients?

Executive Summary

  • Tyrosine is a precursor amino acid to neurotransmitters.
  • Under conditions of sleep deprivation, tyrosine reduces ADHD and depressive symptoms.


People diagnosed with ADHD or depression are typically directly put on drugs with major side effects. I propose that people with either ADHD or depression can benefit from tyrosine supplementation. Tyrosine is a very safe supplement that is an amino acid, has no side effects, and is also beneficial for anyone regardless of whether they have a specific condition they are attempting to treat.

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