Phosphatidylserine and ADHD

Doctors are looking for a safer way than standard drugs to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In this study, 36 children, aged 4 to 14, who had never taken drugs for ADHD took a placebo or 200 mg of phosphatidylserine per day.

After two months, compared to placebo, kids in the phosphatidylserine group had much better short-term memory of sounds they had just heard, and recognized and reacted more quickly to visual imagery. Also, symptoms of ADHD decreased seven times as much for phosphatidylserine, short-term memory improved more than 2.5 times, and errors due to inattention decreased 93 percent while increasing 11 percent for placebo, all without side effects. 

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