Fish oils and manic-depressive illness

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder) is a common, severe mental illness involving repeated episodes of depression, mania (rapid mood changes, hyperactivity, and excessive cheerfulness) or both. It is usually treated with... Read more »

Fish oils alleviate schizophrenia symptoms

Fish Oils Contain EPA and DHA SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by such symptoms as delusions, hallucinations, emotional blunting, and social withdrawal. There is growing evidence that... Read more »

Fish oil supplementation helps schizophrenia patients

OXFORD, UK. The Cochrane Library, a prestigious medical think-tank dedicated to the development of evidence-based medicine, has just released a review of the evidence concerning the use of polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish... Read more »

EPA cures schizophrenia

LONDON, UK. There is evidence that schizophrenia is associated with an abnormal metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids in both blood plasma and red blood cells. This abnormality, in turn, is associated with... Read more »

Fatty acid profile linked to depression

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. Depression is becoming increasingly prevalent in Western society. Some researchers believe that part of the reason for this can be traced to major dietary changes which have taken place over... Read more »

DHA levels linked to suicide and violence

Essential Fatty Acid Supplementation May Affect Mood BETHESDA, MARYLAND. Several studies have found a link between low cholesterol levels and an increased tendency to violence, suicide, and depression. Scientists at the National... Read more »

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency linked to depression

SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM. The composition of cell membranes has a profound effect on membrane-related proteins such as enzymes and receptors and there is considerable evidence that cell membrane structure is a significant... Read more »

Fish consumption and depression

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND. Dr. Joseph Hibbeln, a researcher at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports in a letter to The Lancetthat he has found a convincing correlation between fish consumption... Read more »

Fish consumption reduces suicide risk

KUOPIO, FINLAND. Researchers at the University of Kuopio report that regular fish consumption reduces the risk of depression and suicide. Their study involved 1767 Finnish men and women who were evaluated for... Read more »

Fish oils: A cure for depression?

WASHINGTON, DC. On a worldwide basis more working days are lost to depression than to any other illness. The incidence of depression is growing with people born within the last 50 years... Read more »