A Mini Analysis: Depression and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Dukagjin M Blakaj

Abstract


Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have received a considerable amount of attention in a number of human pathologies, including inflammation, cardiovascular disease, behavioral or mental disease, and especially depression. They make up one component of mammalian brain tissue that includes the different saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (McNamara and Carlson, 2006). 


Keywords


Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids; Depression; Mental Disorder; DSM-IV

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23861/EJBM20102524

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