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This seems to be an FAQ: if your ferritin is low but your hematocrit and hemoglobin are in the normal range, can this give you symptoms like fatigue?
Here is a study that says it may cause fatigue:
Also children with ADHD had lower ferritin than other children, without being anemic:
see "Iron Deficiency in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"
Eric Konofal, MD, PhD; Michel Lecendreux, MD; Isabelle Arnulf, MD, PhD; Marie-Christine Mouren, MD Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004; full text online at
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Young women who are iron deficient but not anemic, can think better after getting iron supplements:
"Iron treatment normalizes cognitive functioning in young women"
Laura E Murray-Kolb and John L Beard
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 85, No. 3, 778-787, March 2007
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Any other research on this subject, please share!

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