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Do omega-3 fatty improve mental health in depression mood disorder?

13 doctors weighed in
9 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There is some evidence that omega-3 oils can help in depression and anxiety.
But, by themselves omega-3 oils are unlikely to be adequate. Psychotherapy would certainly help, and possibly the appropriate antidepressants might also help.

In brief: Maybe

There is some evidence that omega-3 oils can help in depression and anxiety.
But, by themselves omega-3 oils are unlikely to be adequate. Psychotherapy would certainly help, and possibly the appropriate antidepressants might also help.
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No clear -cut eviden

Perhaps. May be.

In brief: No clear -cut eviden

Perhaps. May be.
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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There are studies

suggest this is the case.
There are lots of other herbal approaches to depression, depending on the severity of sx's. Look up SAM-e, 5 h-t-p, Rhodiola Rosea, St. Johns Wort, to start. These are substances that at least have some science behind them. If you do try out anything to lift your mood, be careful to know side effects (less with herbs) and any possible interactions with meds.

In brief: There are studies

suggest this is the case.
There are lots of other herbal approaches to depression, depending on the severity of sx's. Look up SAM-e, 5 h-t-p, Rhodiola Rosea, St. Johns Wort, to start. These are substances that at least have some science behind them. If you do try out anything to lift your mood, be careful to know side effects (less with herbs) and any possible interactions with meds.
Dr. Steven Griggs
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

Omega fish oils have an important role in health maintenance and in some therapeutic situations, mostly for refractory elevated triglycerides (a blood fat disorder).
The other touted benefits are certainly less evidence based, and statistically significant objective data is lacking, but patients (and the manufacturers) may swear by them. As for me, not so much...

In brief: Probably not

Omega fish oils have an important role in health maintenance and in some therapeutic situations, mostly for refractory elevated triglycerides (a blood fat disorder).
The other touted benefits are certainly less evidence based, and statistically significant objective data is lacking, but patients (and the manufacturers) may swear by them. As for me, not so much...
Dr. Irv Loh
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