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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

Fish oil: It is an adjunctive treatment. Thus, don't expect to see any abrupt changes in condition if you are using it. However, it is beneficial. ...Read more

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What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something i can take that does not cost a fortune to help me i take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued  gained weight moody depressed is there something i can take that does not cost a fortune  to help me   i take vit d  fish oil  green tea  muti vit  im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

Lots of options: Black cohosh, evening primrose oil, dong quai, gingko biloba, korean, siberian or panax ginseng, hops, red clover, soybeans, st. Jon's wort, vit e have all been prescribed for various menopause symtoms with varying results. Often you can find 'menopause' supplements containg combinations for the above. ...Read more

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When can you start feeling the full effects of fish oil for depression?

When can you start feeling the full effects of fish oil for depression?

Never: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read more

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Please describe a good brand of st. John's wort and/or fish oil for depression?

Please describe a good brand of st. John's wort and/or fish oil for depression?

Fish oil : Fish oil can help depression, usually along with conventional treatments. Studies do support fish oil, especially with epa-weighted products, as a management component in depressive disorders. http://tinyurl.com/ljredu8 choose a product that is molecularly distilled or otherwise guaranteed to be free of toxic contaminants. Nordic naturals, carlson's, omegabrite, barlean's etc. ...Read more

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People told me that taking fish oil pills can help my depression. is this right?

People told me that taking fish oil pills can help my depression. is this right?

No: Fish oil is a mild anti platelet agent whose main effect in prevention is helping lower triglycerides. It is an antioxidant with no other value. If you are seriously depressed consider discussing with your PCP or with a Psychiatrist. Help is available IF you look in the right places. ...Read more

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Do fish oil pills and/or the consumption of fatty fish help treat mild depression?

Do fish oil pills and/or the consumption of fatty fish help treat mild depression?

Fish oil-depression: Yes it can help. Fish oil and some fatty fish contain a lot of omega 3 oil which is an essential nutrient. About 50% of the brain cells are made up of essential fatty acids so a deficiency affects the brain. If you eat more fish, be sure it is wild caught e.g. Wild salmon as farmed fish have lots of contaminants. For fish oil get molecularly distilled type so it is free of pesticides etc. ...Read more

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Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

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Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

Fish oil fordepressi: For boosting immune system, as antioxidants, both are ok, but for treating major depression, doubt either would be that beneficial by themselves. ...Read more

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Can i start taking fish oil or do I have to ask my doctor first? Which brand is the best to help with depression. Is nature maid fish oil a good one?

Can i start taking fish oil or do I have to ask my doctor first? Which brand is the best to help with depression. Is nature maid fish oil a good one?

OK to start but also: Fish oil is perfectly safe; you don't have to ask your doc but should tell him or her. Fish oil can improve results when added to drugs for depression but it's not yet clear how much it helps depression by itself. Choose a brand that's purified-nature made is, so it's ok, but one that is also esterified, like nordic naturals, may be better absorbed. While fish oil can help, see comment for more:. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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