Essential fatty acids and mental illness.

  title={Essential fatty acids and mental illness.},
  author={Krishna S Vaddadi},
  journal={International review of psychiatry},
  volume={18 2},
The treatment of psychiatric illness requires novel pharmacological strategies. There is a growing body of evidence examining the role of neuronal phospholipid abnormalities in the pathogenesis of psychiatric illness, particularly in schizophrenia. However, work in other conditions like mood disorders are also showing interesting outcomes with EPA supplementation. Diseases that are considered to have a genetic basis may be significantly influenced by environmental factors including dietary… CONTINUE READING