Treatment with omega-3 #polyunsaturated fatty acids (#PUFAs) may decrease symptoms of anxiety in patients with a range of conditions, including borderline personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (#OCD), new research suggests.
This treatment may provide a safer option than “highly addictive” #anxiolytics in some patients or for those who are not responsive to traditional anxiety treatment, such as #antidepressants or psychotherapies.
The dose used in the study was about 2g of EPA + DHA per day.
#Brain membranes contain a high proportion of omega-3’s and their derivatives. Most studies suggest that a lack of omega-3 PUFAs in the brain may induce various behavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Omega-3 PUFAs interfere with and possibly control several neurobiological processes, such as #neurotransmitter systems, neuroplasticity, and #inflammation, which is postulated to be the mechanism underlying anxiety and #depression.
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