The potential role of fatty acids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

  title={The potential role of fatty acids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.},
  author={Alexandra J. Richardson and Basant K. Puri},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  volume={63 1-2},
  • A. RichardsonB. Puri
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids
As currently defined, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) encompasses a broad constellation of behavioural and learning problems and its definition and diagnosis remain controversial. The aetiology of ADHD is acknowledged to be both complex and multifactorial. The proposal considered here is that at least some features of ADHD may reflect an underlying abnormality of fatty acid metabolism. Clinical and biochemical evidence is discussed which suggests that a functional deficiency of… 

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