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Anyone take fish oils to help with low mood, and found it actually helped?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is research data linking low levels of epa and dha (in fish oil) to depression, violent behavior, suicide, and some learning disabilities.
To make a difference with depression, you need to take enough fish oil consistently -- at least 1-2 grams per day of the epa part -- total fish oil would be at least 2-4 grams/day. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/qaa400988/fish-oil-for-depression.html.

In brief: Yes

There is research data linking low levels of epa and dha (in fish oil) to depression, violent behavior, suicide, and some learning disabilities.
To make a difference with depression, you need to take enough fish oil consistently -- at least 1-2 grams per day of the epa part -- total fish oil would be at least 2-4 grams/day. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/qaa400988/fish-oil-for-depression.html.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is research to back-up the benefits of fish oil supplementation for mood abnormalities.
Making it a rational choice to augment more mainstream treamtent of a mood disorder. The evidence for benefit and magnitude of benefit is not strong enough to use fish oil as your primary treatment, but there is enough to give it a try as an augmentation strategy.

In brief: Yes

There is research to back-up the benefits of fish oil supplementation for mood abnormalities.
Making it a rational choice to augment more mainstream treamtent of a mood disorder. The evidence for benefit and magnitude of benefit is not strong enough to use fish oil as your primary treatment, but there is enough to give it a try as an augmentation strategy.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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