Metabolism of metals and toxins may play a role in ADHD and autism development, evidence may be detectable.
Dynamical properties of elemental metabolism distinguish attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from autism spectrum disorder
Austin et al. Translational Psychiatry (2019) 9:238 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-019-0567-6
Cyclical processes involved in the metabolism of essential and toxic elements during fetal and early postnatal development differ significantly in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical children, according to a small study of tooth matrix biomarkers. The study’s findings suggest that metabolic regulation of nutrients and toxins may play a role in the development of ADHD and autism.