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ADHD is defined by the 'core' signs of inattention, hyperactivity andimpulsiveness, according to the American Psychiatric Association'sDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edn, 1994)and is known as 'hyperkinetic disorder' in the 10th revision of theInternational Classification of Diseases (WHO, Geneva, 1992)
Deficiencies in the body's reserve or production of essential fattyacids (EFAs) is a major contributory factor in a range of interrelatedchildhood disorders, including ADHD, dyslexia, asthma, allergies andeven autism, and that EFA supplementation is of value in a significantnumber of cases