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Could fish oil help lower your antidepressant dose?

Posted by shutah on January 26, 2011

Although the jury’s not out yet, there’s mounting evidence that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can help some patients with depression.

Here’s a short article about a recent study on fish oil combined with low doses of two different kinds of antidepressants, Prozac and Remeron. The results suggest that some patients who struggle with side effects from antidepressants might be able to lower their dose and stay in remission from depression by adding fish oil. An important caveat — the study was done in rats, so the findings are preliminary.  Read more here.

 

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