Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

  title={Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders},
  author={Dr Malcolm Peet and Caroline Stokes},
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for physical health is now well recognised and there is increasing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may also be important to mental health. The two main omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have important biological functions in the CNS. DHA is a major structural component of neuronal membranes, and changing the fatty acid composition of neuronal membranes leads to functional changes in the activity of… CONTINUE READING
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