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THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF FATTY ACIDS IN ATTENTION-DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

Abstract:

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 o...

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Prostaglandins Leukotr Essent Fatty Acids
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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ora:725

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