Omega 3 supplements for ADHD
Updated August 2018
Published April 2013
What were we asked?
A survey of parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) indicated that they were interested in the evidence for whether omega 3 fatty acid supplements reduce symptoms in children and young people with ADHD.
Current UK guidance does not recommend omega 3 supplements for the treatment of ADHD.
The evidence suggests omega 3 supplements may have a small positive impact on ADHD symptoms in children. However, uncertainty remains about this evidence and further high quality trials are recommended.