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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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Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
23 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
wikipedia
12 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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127 Dimensions

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409 Mendeley
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 402 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 79 19%
Student > Bachelor 65 16%
Researcher 49 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 8%
Student > Postgraduate 27 7%
Other 83 20%
Unknown 75 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 128 31%
Psychology 44 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 41 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 8%
Neuroscience 16 4%
Other 55 13%
Unknown 92 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. 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 25 March 2022.
All research outputs
#384,140
of 20,952,692 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#730
of 12,059 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,867
of 141,977 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 102 outputs
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