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ADHD and other Behavioural Differences

Dr Rachel V. Gow

Dr Rachel V. Gow - nutritionist and ADHD expert

Rachel is keen to bridge the significant knowledge gap between the nutritional and psychiatric fields. Her area of expertise is in Child Neuropsychology, and her key research interests lie in the role of brain-selective nutrients and psychiatric disorders, with a specific interest in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD.

Between 2012 and 2016 Rachel was a guest researcher and Lead Associate Investigator of the Neuroimaging, Omega‐3 and Reward in Adults with ADHD (NORAA) trial at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, US. This study was the first randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, clinical trial to test the effects of omega‐3 fats in the brain activity of adults with ADHD. As one of the foremost experts in ADHD, she also offers practical help, support, consultancy, teaching and training services to individuals and organisations great and small.

Rachel is a Fellow of the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour, and an active member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). She has published many peer reviewed book chapters and scientific papers, and is currently writing a book on Nutritional Neuroscience.