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How does fish oil help with bipolar disorder?

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Some experts think fish oil might play a role in how your brain works and that it may be helpful in some people with bipolar disorder. Some research suggests that getting more omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil is linked to areas in the brain related to mood and behavior. But more studies are needed before fish oil can be recommended as a proven treatment for bipolar disorder.

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Depression and Other Illnesses."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: "Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Depression and Other Illnesses."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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