Abstract Title:

A double-blind trial of essential fatty acid supplementation in patients with tardive dyskinesia.

Abstract Source:

Early Hum Dev. 1996 Jul 19;45(3):203-14. PMID: 2565585

Abstract Author(s):

K S Vaddadi, P Courtney, C J Gilleard, M S Manku, D F Horrobin


This study reports the results of a trial of essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation in psychiatric patients (predominantly schizophrenics) with movement disorders. Evidence of EFA deficiency in these patients was observed. The antidyskinetic effect of EFA supplementation was marginally significant but not clinically important. However, active treatment produced highly significant improvements in total psychopathology scores and schizophrenia subscale scores, and a significant improvement in memory.


Study Type : Human Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.