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Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2012
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2 news outlets
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6 blogs
policy
1 policy source
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21 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
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Title
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007986.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Donna Gillies, John KH Sinn, Sagar S Lad, Matthew J Leach, Melissa J Ross

Abstract

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a major problem in children and adolescents, characterised by age-inappropriate levels of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, and is associated with long-term social, academic and mental health problems. The stimulant medications methylphenidate and amphetamine are the most frequently used treatments for ADHD, but these are not always effective and can be associated with side effects. Clinical and biochemical evidence suggests that deficiencies of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) could be related to ADHD. Children and adolescents with ADHD have been shown to have significantly lower plasma and blood concentrations of PUFA and, in particular, lower levels of omega-3 PUFA. These findings suggest that PUFA supplementation may reduce the attention and behaviour problems associated with ADHD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Austria 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 331 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 69 20%
Student > Bachelor 59 17%
Researcher 54 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 7%
Student > Postgraduate 21 6%
Other 73 22%
Unknown 37 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 116 34%
Psychology 38 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 10%
Neuroscience 15 4%
Other 48 14%
Unknown 54 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 October 2020.
All research outputs
#282,615
of 16,057,636 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#631
of 11,375 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,607
of 128,510 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3
of 114 outputs
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