Pyrrole Disorder: Dr. Mensah Discusses this Depression Biotype

Pyrrole disorder is a little known type of depression that is almost always either missed or misdiagnosed. Friday I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Albert Mensah MD about this condition. I’d like to share our interview with you. Before you begin listening to our radio podcast, I want to catch you up to speed on what it is. Pyroluria causes a vitamin and mineral deficiency in two key nutrients that are necessary for brain function. Learn more about how B6 and Zinc deficiency can cause this particular kind of depression.

When a person is exposed to stress their blood produces too many kryptopyrroles. Those kryptopyrroles grab onto the B6 and zinc that are in your blood stream and eliminate them. They do this before these nutrients can be absorbed by your body.  In many cases pyrrole disorder can be cured without prescription antidepressants. It’s present in children and adults. It is in a much higher percentage of the general population than most people think.

Several weeks ago I got in touch with Dr. Albert Mensah MD, from Mensah Medical in Warrenville, IL to talk about it. He arranged to sit down with me Friday morning to explain it in detail.

common symptoms of pyrrole disorderAccording to Albert Mensah,MD: “Pyroluria is often seen in children and adolescents who have previously been diagnosed with ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety, Tourette syndrome, behavioral disorders (including ODD), fears/phobias, sensory processing disorders, and learning disorders. Severe tantrums, bizarre shifts in mood/behavior, and poor response to small stressors are some of the hallmark symptoms of pyrrole disorder in adolescents and toddlers.” Read more pyroluria on Mensah Medical’s website.

In This Pyrrole Disorder Audio Podcast:

  • Recognizing pyrrole disorder in children and how to treat it.
  • The similarities between bipolar disorder and pyrrole disorder.
  • Treating patients who are pyroluric and suffering from undermethylation.
  • Incorporating counseling when it’s needed.
  • How parents can recognize the symptoms of pyroluria in their child.
  • How to treat pyrrole disorder in children and adults.
  • How to get tested and what life might look like a month into treatment.

If you’d like to learn these things and more about pyrrole disorder, listen to our 50 minute audio podcast.

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