Clinical Update

How to Prescribe Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Omega-3 fatty acids (“fish oil”) claim broad benefits in physical and mental health and have even made it into a few treatment guidelines in psychiatry. But most products on the shelf do not have the right ingredients for psychiatric use. In this article, I’ll review how and when to use omega-3s. Mechanism Omega-3s are “essential fatty acids

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Research Update

Omega-3s and Metabolic Risks in Schizophrenia

Topics: Complementary treatments | Complimentary Medicine | Diabetes | Medical Comorbidities | Metabolic syndrome | Metformin | Natural Medications | natural treatments | Negative Symptoms | Omega-3 | Research Update

REVIEW OF: Pawełczyk T et al, Schizophr Res 2021;230:61–68 TYPE OF STUDY: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Patients with schizophrenia are at greater risk for metabolic syndrome, whether from lifestyle, antipsychotic side effects, or the illness itself. Omega-3 fatty acids have metabolic benefits in the general population, and lev

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