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To Succeed at School, Children With ADHD Need Both Medication and Non-Medication Treatments

Aca­d­e­mic prob­lems are extremely com­mon in chil­dren with ADHD, and often the issue that leads to refer­ral for an ADHD evaluation. Aca­d­e­mic out­comes can be mea­sured in two dif­fer­ent ways -- aca­d­e­mic achieve­ment and aca­d­­emic per­for­mance -- and both are com­pro­mised in chil­dren with ADHD.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The one thing that is consistent with children with ADHD is that they have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids than normal.  It seems obvious to me the first line of treatment should be supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids before drugs and other interventions.

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