Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a debilitating behavioural disorder affecting daily ability to function, learn, and interact with peers. Omega-3 benefits such as better memory and general brain health are well documented. A new study discusses the role of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in therapy of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Supplementation with dose ratio of 9:3:1 EPA:DHA:gamma linolenic, improving erythrocyte levels, could generate measurable effects and offer great promise as a suitable adjunctive therapy for ADHD.
Derbyshire, E. “Do Omega-3/6 Fatty Acids Have a Therapeutic Role in Children and Young People with ADHD?.” Journal of lipids 2017 (2017).