Phosphatidylserine Omega-3 Fatty Acids in ADHD

October 18, 2011 · Posted in Potential Treatments · Comment 

Iris Manor reported at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) in October 2010 that phosphatidylserine (a phospholipid component) containing omega-3 fatty acids had significant positive effects in children with ADHD. These findings were notable because Manor and other investigators had previously found that omega-3 fatty acids themselves were not effective in ADHD, raising the possibility that the phosphatidylserine component offers unique therapeutic advantages. This compound is currently available in Israel and may become available in the US in the next year.