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以魚油代替精神科藥物 Given fish oils instead of anti-psychotic drugs

3,000 children could have been given fish oils instead of anti-psychotic drugs despite safety fears.

The number of British children being given controversial anti-psychotic drugs has increased sharply, according to research.

As many as 3,000 children were administered the unlicensed drugs between 1996 and 2005, despite concerns from experts that they could cause long-term harm and even death. Doctors gave out twice as many prescriptions for the medication in 2005 as in 1992, even though they are not licensed to be given to children.

In most cases, the drugs have been given to children with behavioural and personality disorders, autism and hyperactivity. Research has shown, however, that these conditions can be managed and controlled safely through regular supplementation with fish oils.

A daily dose of fish oil is better at treating hyperactivity than Ritalin – the 'chemical cosh' linked to the deaths of children, research in 2006 revealed.

Supplementing with a highly purified fish oil supplement daily can vastly improve children's behaviour without any of the side-effects of Ritalin and related drugs.

The controversial drugs can cause heart problems, dizziness and insomnia and have been blamed for the deaths of nine children in the UK and dozens more in the US.

In 2005, a study by Durham Local Education Authority showed that omega-3 can improve the brainpower and concentration of hyperactive children.

The 2006 findings, from the University of Adelaide, were the first to show that omega-3 fish oil may be better than medication at treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The compound, which occurs naturally in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna, is responsible for a range of health benefits, from combating heart disease to boosting intelligence.

Despite this, most people eat just a fifth of the amount recommended for good health. The number of hyperactive children on medication is soaring, with a staggering 330,000 prescriptions written out each year, or 6,350 a week.

The fact of the matter is that most people do not consume enough oily fish to reap the benefits of fatty acids, so supplementation with fish oils is a more viable option for many.

Fatty acids play an important part in the functioning of every living cell in the body.

Specifically they may help the body in several ways including: improving the circulatory system, aiding concentration, maintaining a well-balanced state of mind and keeping joints in good condition.

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