Fish Oil to Fend Off Psychosis?

Fish Oil to Fend Off Psychosis?

Thanks to their high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, namely omega-3 fatty acids, fish can help fend off numerous diseases of the brain. A 2010 study correlated fish consumption with a lower risk for psychotic symptoms,[10] and concurrent work suggested that fish oil may help prevent psychosis in high-risk individuals.[11] Although data are conflicting, new research shows that the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are beneficial in depression and postpartum depression, respectively, and other research suggests that omega-3 deficiency may be a risk factor for suicide.[12-16] Oily, cold-water fish, such as salmon, herring, and mackerel, have the highest omega-3 levels.

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One thought on “Fish Oil to Fend Off Psychosis?

  1. I totally agree, nourishment is very overlooked when it comes to mental health. But so many nutrients like Thiamin (vitamin B1) actually most of the B vitamins in particular have been isolated from food because deficiencies in them cause psychotic illness’s.

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