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A 18-year-old male asked:

Omega 3, vitamin c and taurin are good options to treat bipolar disorder besides a mood stabilizer?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
In addition to: Omega 3's, especially fish oil, may be helpful along with mood stabilizers -- but not instead of them. A study of taurine in bipolar disorder has been completed at mclean hospital, but results have not yet been published. Theoretically it could stabilize neuronal firing. I would still not rely on any of these supplements to the exclusion of mood stabilizing medications.
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