Friday, June 4, 2010

Fish Oils to Treat Mentally Ill?

An international team using a study group of 81 people in the "high-risk" category for developing mental illness, treated 1/2 with fish oil supplements, and the other half with a placebo, and found that about 1 in 4 high-risk adults could be "protected" from developing mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, by the treatment.

The team considered those with a family history of mental illness, as well as those already exhibiting signs of mental illness, fit the high-risk category. The tested group was treated for three months, and monitored by the team for a year.

Antipsychotic medications often cause more harm than good.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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