Essential fatty acids and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review.


AIM Essential fatty acids (EFAs), also known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, have been claimed to have beneficial effects as a treatment for attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Animal experiments have provided information about the role of EFA in the brain, and several mechanisms of EFA activity are well known. The current review provides… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03351.x