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Does omega-3 help with depression?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe, maybe not

Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression.
Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject.

In brief: Maybe, maybe not

Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression.
Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject.
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: For Some People

There is evidence that omega-3 can be helpful for the mood.
However, it most likely to be helpful for mild depression or to help maintain a stable mood. It is not likely to be helpful by itself for more serious depression.

In brief: For Some People

There is evidence that omega-3 can be helpful for the mood.
However, it most likely to be helpful for mild depression or to help maintain a stable mood. It is not likely to be helpful by itself for more serious depression.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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