The Use of Omega-3 Fatty Acids as an Alternative Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

  • Samra M. Suliman King Abdulaziz University
Keywords: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Omega-3 fatty acids; Alternative treatment

Abstract

This case report studies the effi cacy of omega-3 fatty acids as an alternative to using psychopharmacological agents for treating patients with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. While this study may not end the controversy concerning the eff ectiveness of omega-3, it does establish a very solid case for using omega-3 fatty acids as an augmenting agent along with a lower than recommended minimum starting stimulant dose.

 

Author Biography

Samra M. Suliman, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry
Published
2015-04-01
How to Cite
Suliman, S. M. (2015). The Use of Omega-3 Fatty Acids as an Alternative Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 22(2), 47-52. https://doi.org/10.4197/Med.22-2.7
Section
Case Reports