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Doctor Barry Sears

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Too bad she didn't include taking high-dose fish oil since Ned Hallowell and I published a paper on its benefits nearly a decade ago.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Exercise increases dopamine production. It makes more sense than drugs.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Current anti-psychotic drugs in my opinion are chemical lobotomies.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Exercise increases dopamine levels. That is why it is useful for children with ADHD.
Doctor Barry Sears

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One of the best ways to manage ADHD is the use of high-dose fish oil to enhance dopamine levels.  One of my co-authors on our research published in 2007 is the leading authority on ADHD.  Somehow the popular press and the medical community seem to ignore his presence on this important piece of the ADHD puzzle.
Doctor Barry Sears

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"Good news" concerning a Schedule III controlled substance. I bet that cocaine doesn't stunt growth either.
Doctor Barry Sears

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This is probably another case of fetal programming and helps explains the rapid rise in ADHD along with the dramatic decrease in the intake of omega-3 fatty acids (that also control depression better than anti-depressants). 
Doctor Barry Sears

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ADHD is simply a deficiency of dopamine.  It is more epidemic today than it was a century ago.  That is most likely due to the growing deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids in today's diet that would otherwise increase dopamine levels in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Definitively not if you take adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids as I demonstrated in my 2007 paper (Sorgi et al.  "Effects of an open-label pilot study with high-dose EPA/DHA concentrates on plasma phospholipids and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." Nutr J 2007;6:16) where one of my co-authors is the top ADHD expert in America.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Here's a better idea based on science.  Follow an anti-inflammatory diet to control blood glucose levels and take high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Children with ADHD have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids than age-matched children.  When you give children with ADHD therapeutic levels of omega-3 fatty acids, their symptoms dramatically improved as I published in 2007. 
Doctor Barry Sears

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I think it is more likely that they develop better coping skills.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Why ruin a money-making machine by asking such silly questions.
Doctor Barry Sears

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This is what the FDA is supposed to be doing.  You never cure ADHD but have to manage it for lifetime. For many that will be a lifetime of drugs with unknown long-term effects.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Stimulants are stimulants.  Red Bull is a stimulant.  The only difference is Red Bull is not a Schedule III controlled substance.
Doctor Barry Sears

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I continually find it difficult to understand when there has been peer-reviewed research for nearly a decade demonstrating that high-dose fish oil effectively manages ADHD, yet physicians ignore the research.  So much for "evidence-based medicine."
Doctor Barry Sears

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Females are more likely to have ADD than ADHD.  The lack of focus is the same for both conditions.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Knowledge coupled with humor is always the best way to go through life.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Not surprising as children are becoming more deficient in omega-3 fatty acids.
Doctor Barry Sears

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A fascinating study into the persistence of the abnormality of signaling networks in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

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This is why Adderall and other ADHD drugs are Schedule III compounds because of their addiction potential.
Doctor Barry Sears

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These coexisting disorders are also usually of consequence of neuroinflammation just as iADHD is.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Report Finds, Raising Worries. You would think that prescribing physician would be aware of the age of the child getting the drugs.

Doctor Barry Sears

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As usual, the truth is more complex. The real benefits of aspirin come when they are used in concert with omega-3 fatty acids. The aspirin enhances the formation of very powerful pro-resolution hormones known as resolvins that bring the inflammatory process to a halt. Without adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, the negative consequences of aspirin alone begin to increase as their benefits of reducing inflammation decrease.

Doctor Barry Sears

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Both ADHD drugs and high-dose fish oil increase dopamine levels. The high-dose fish oil can reduce many of symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. I would stick with the high-dose fish oil.

Doctor Barry Sears

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High-dose fish oil will do the same as it also increases dopamine levels.
Doctor Barry Sears

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There is a reason why these drugs are Schedule II drugs with addictive potential.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Totally overlooked in this article that children with ADHD have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood and intervention studies with high-dose fish oil indicated statistically significant improvement in the condition.