Omega-3s and Mental Health

  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K., Belury, M.A., Porter, K., Beversdoft, D., Lemeshow, S., & Glaser, R. (2007). Depressive symptoms, omega-6: omega-3 fatty acids, and inflammation in older adults. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 217-224 [click here]. 
  • Logan, A. C. (2004). Omega-3 fatty acids and major depression: A primer for the mental health professional. Lipids in Health and Disease, 3, 25 [click here].
  • Peet, M., & Stokes, C. (2005). Omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Drugs, 65, 1051-1059 
  • Rubin, M. G., Kim, K., & Logan, A. C. (2008). Acne vulgaris, mental health, and omega-3 fatty acids: A report of cases. Lipids in Health and Disease, 7, 36 [click here].

Bipolar Disorder

  • Frangou, S., Lewis, M., & McCrone, P. (2006). Efficacy of ethyl-eicosapentaenoic acid in bipolar depression: Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 188, 46-50 [click here].
  • Hakkarainen, R., Partonen, T., Haukka, J., Virtamo, J., Albanes, D., & Lonnqvist, J. (2004). Is low dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids associated with depression? American Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 567-569 [click here].
  • Sagduyu, K., Dokucu, M. E., Eddy, B. A., Craigen, G., Baldassano, C. F., & Yildiz, A. (2005). Omega-3 fatty acids decreased irritability of patients with bipolar disorder in an add-on, open label study. Nutrition Journal, 4, 6 [click here].

Other Mental Health Issues

  • Beltz, B. S., Tlusty, M. F., Benton, J. L., & Sandeman, D. C. (2007). Omega-3 fatty acids upregulate adult neurogenesis. Neuroscience Letters, 415(2), 154-158 [click here].
  • Bent, S., Bertoglio, K., & Hendren, R. L. (2009). Omega-3 fatty acids for autistic spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1145-1154 [click here].
  • Colter, A. L., Cutler, C., & Meckling, K. A. (2008). Fatty acid status and behavioural symptoms of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in adolescents: A case control study. Nutrition Journal, 7, 9 [click here].
  • Lauretani, F., Bandinelli, S., Benedetta, B., Cherubini, A., Iorio, A. D., Ble, A., et al. (2007). Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids predict accelerated decline of peripheral nerve function in older patients. European Journal of Neurology, 14(7), 801-808 [click here].
  • Schachter H, Kourad K, Merali Z, Lumb A, Tran K, Miguelez M, et al. Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Mental Health. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 116. (Prepared by the University of Ottawa Evidence-based Practice Center, Under Contract No. 290-02-0021.) AHRQ Publication No. 05-E022-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. July 2005 [click here].
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