Addition of Omega-3 Fatty Acid to Meds for Depressive Disorder
While this is only a small study, I feel that it is incredibly important. I know that in my office I see many patients on pschoactive drugs. Many of these patients experience weight gain as a side effect, and are frequently bounced around between meds to see which “works best.” This study uses fish oil as an adjunct to pharmaceutical intervention. How about using fish oil as one tool in the package to include dietary changes and exercise? I think we would find management of depression in this way much more effective with little or no adverse effects.
American Journal of Psychiatry — Abstracts: Nemets et al. 159 (3): 477