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Matti Narkia
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Omega-3 fatty acids benefit children with depression Reply with quote

A recent Israeli study foun that omega-3 fatty acids may benefit
children with depression:

Nemets H, Nemets B, Apter A, Bracha Z, Belmaker RH.
Omega-3 treatment of childhood depression: a controlled, double-blind
pilot study.
Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Jun;163(6):1098-100.
PMID: 16741212 [PubMed - in process]
<http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/163/6/1098>

"OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder in children may be more
common than previously thought, and its therapeutics are
unclear. Because of success in a previous study on omega-3
fatty acids in adult major depressive disorder, the authors
planned a pilot study of omega-3 fatty acids in childhood major
depression. METHOD: Children who entered the study were between
the ages of 6 and 12. Ratings were performed at baseline and at
2, 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks using Children’s Depression Rating
Scale (CDRS), Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI), and
Clinical Global Impression (CGI). Children were randomized to
omega-3 fatty acids or placebo as pharmacologic monotherapy.
Twenty-eight patients were randomized, and 20 completed at
least 1 month’s ratings. RESULTS: Analysis of variance showed
highly significant effects of omega-3 on symptoms using the
CDRS, CDI, and CGI. CONCLUSIONS: Omega-3 fatty acids may have
therapeutic benefits in childhood depress"


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Omega-3s may help depressive kids
<http://www.health24.com/news/DietFood_News_Feed/1-3420,36333.asp>

Israeli study find fish oil can aid recovery of depressed children
<http://www.israel21c.org/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles%5El1351&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Health>

Omega-3 fatty acids benefit children with depression
<http://www.news-medical.net/?id=18540>


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read the benefits about the Omega-3 and it is an interesting and nice one article. I am really appreciated for your valuable information and research.
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