Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Help Treat ADHD in Children

March 12, 2012 · Posted in Peer-Reviewed Published Data 

An article by Bloch & Qawasmi published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry last year suggested that omega-3 fatty acids could improve ADHD in children.  The effects were milder than the standard pharmacological treatments for ADHD, but given that omega-3s have few side effects, there would be little risk to using them to supplement traditional treatments or in cases where traditional treatments cannot be used.

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Editors note:  It would also be worth seeing if omega-3s helped mood symptoms too.  A meta-analysis we wrote about here suggests that the omega-3 fatty acid EPA or the combination of EPA plus DHA has positive effects on depression in adults.


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