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Does 1000 mg of fish oil really help ADHD when given with prescription meds?

Does 1000 mg of fish oil really help ADHD when given with prescription meds?

Ther was one large : Study that showed that giving both omega 3 & omega 6 helps children with adhd who are being treated with stimulants. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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My son takes methlyphenidate for ADHD, can he also take fish oil?

My son takes methlyphenidate for ADHD, can he also take fish oil?

Assuming no allergy: Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1606-0,1749-3873 which didn't list any blatant interaction between methylphenidate and fish oil. However, it's always best to chat with & inform his prescribing doctor of everything you're giving him, eg all dietary supplements as well as medications prescribed by other doctors. ...Read more

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Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Yes: http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/omega-3.htm. There's a study about fish oil. Also, the japanese eat the highest proportion of fish in their diet and have a low incidence of bipolar disorder. In my experience, 3-4 grams per day is needed for a few months before one notices much improvement. Severe cases of bipolar respond less well. ...Read more

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How many grams of fish oil is needed for 14 year old w severe adhd?

How many grams of fish oil is needed for 14 year old w severe adhd?

Unknown: There is no evidence proven method to indicate that fish oil helps for adhd. Sorry to let you know that. ...Read more

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Does fish oil supplements help improve the attention span in ADHD children?

Does fish oil supplements help improve the attention span in ADHD children?

There was one large : Study that showed that giving both omega 3 & omega 6 helps children with adhd who are being treated with stimulants. ...Read more

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Am I wasting my money on fish oil if taking 1g/day for health, family history of heart dx, and adhd/mood? 30yo healthy female

Am I wasting my money on fish oil if taking 1g/day for health, family history of heart dx, and adhd/mood? 30yo healthy female

Hard to tell: Some pts report improved mood and temperament on o3fa, but these are individual report cases, in controlled studies it pales in comparison to medication and intervention...If it helps take it as adjunct therapy, but do not use it to replace time tested, well studied medications, and/or interventions, ie counselling, behavioral therapy, diet and exercise..Better still forget o3fa and enjoy some grill fish. ...Read more

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Was previously on fish oil prescription of 4 1gram pills per day. Now taking over the counter fish oil, what dosage at how many pills is the same?

Was previously on fish oil prescription of 4 1gram pills per day. Now taking over the counter fish oil,  what dosage at how many pills is the same?

Good quality: marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervision. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified and is 50% EPA&DHA. Peace and good health. Read label. Each cap is probably 1 gm (1000 mg). ...Read more

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When do you use prescription strength fish oil vs over the counter. Which one and strength do you recommend for dry eye conditions?

When do you use prescription strength fish oil vs over the counter. Which one  and strength do you recommend for dry eye conditions?

High quality: I don't recommend a prescription fish oil. I personally take icelandicformula4 fish oil (no financial interest). It is 100% omega 3. I also like barlean's brand available from amazon. Fish and flax oil are synergistic. 1000mg of fish oil and 1000mg of flax oil twice a day are a good dosage for dry eye. Avoid tilapia fish-it has omega 6. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more