Dr. Pei-Chen Chang Receive the “Ta-You Wu Memorial Award” from Ministry of Science and Technology

Date:August 19, 2021

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Dr. Pei-Chen Chang devotes herself to the research of nutrition medicine for children and adolescents with mental disorders, and specializes in the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


The research done by Dr. Chang has found that children with ADHD lack omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA), and that giving them supplements with omega-3 fatty acids can improve the clinical symptoms and cognitive functions of children with ADHD.


In 2017, Dr. Chang published the original research into the concentration of endogenous omega-3 fatty acids (EPA) in children with ADHD. The research was published in Translational Psychiatry. The journal is published by the prestigious journal Nature. This study found that high-dose EPA can improve the cognitive function of attention and alertness in children with ADHD. However, children with higher EPA concentrations in their body have no obvious effect. Dr. Chang’s recent research has also found that children with ADHD have higher inflammatory response that support the role of anti-inflammatory theory in the treatment of ADHD.


Dr. Pei-Chen Chang’s comprehensive research in ADHD has made her an internationally renowned young scholar. Her research has not only been published in prestigious journals, but she also won many awards in the field of psychiatry, neuroscience, and nutrition. Due to Dr. Chang’s research and innovation, she was awarded the 2021 “Ta-You Wu Memorial Award” by the Ministry of Science and Technology.


	Dr. Pei-Chen Chang

Dr. Pei-Chen Chang