Fish Oil and Psychological

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fish Oil Helps Overcoming Psychological Problems

A recent study found that fish oil consumption for 12 weeks can prevent crazy for adolescents experiencing mental illness. Fish oil is effective if taken for one year.

These findings come from an experiment that involved 81 adolescents, average age 18 years. All participants are on the verge of psychiatric disorders. One year after joining the study, 11 of 40 teenagers who only treated with placebo pills (not contains fish oil) had a psychiatric disorder. Medium from the second group (41 adolescents) only two children who have psychiatric disorders.

The second group of participants had started the year with fish oil capsules rich in omega-3 for 12 weeks.

Other therapies, including psychiatric drugs, yet one can relieve patients from symptoms for a long time to stop using. In addition, psychiatric medications tend to have serious side effects, including weight gain, sexual dysfunction view. Moderate fish oil pills have no side effects.

The study published in Archives of General Psychiatry shows that to prevent cases of mental illness, four high-risk children should be treated. Efficacy, according to researcher G. Paul Amminger, MD, of the University of Vienna, Austria, the equivalent of antipsychotic drugs.

"The discovery of natural component that can prevent or at least delay a psychiatric disorder gives hope that there are alternatives other than antipsychotic to overcome the symptoms that lead to mental illness," said Amminger, was quoted as site.

Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can relieve clinical depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, it remains unclear whether fish oils could help people who already suffer from psychiatric disorders.

Despite showing symptoms of anxiety, all Amminger’s study participants, no one has really suffered from schizophrenia.

It is still not clear how fish oil can prevent psychiatric disorders. Amminger and his friends emphasized that people with schizophrenia tend to have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

So, there is the possibility that mental disorders related to disruption in the ability to process fatty acids. In addition, there is evidence to suggest that the fatty acid interacts with chemicals in the brain.

These Amminger’s findings indicate take omega-3 fatty acids protect brain cells from oxidative stress.


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