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Omega 3 Fatty Acids Prevent Psychotic Disorders

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Past research has shown that omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) are very helpful in recovery of mental disorders.

Recent research published in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry discovered that people at extremely high risk of developing a psychosis were found to be less likely to develop psychotic disorders after just 12 weeks of taking an omega-3 supplement.

Below is a summary of the study:

Objective: To determine whether omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) reduce the rate of progression to first-episode psychotic disorder in adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 25 years with subthreshold psychosis.

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Mental Disorders Changes With DSM 5

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The American Psychiatric Association is proposing major changes to its diagnostic “bible”, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition. This is the manual that doctors, insurers and scientists use in deciding what’s officially a mental disorder and what symptoms to treat. The current manual is referred to as DSM IV.

The manual covers a wide spectrum of mental disorders, including drug abuse, ADHD, Autism, mood, eating, anxiety, dementia, etc.

The draft manual is posted at and is up for public debate through April 20, 2010. Visit the site and leave your comments. Who knows, you might make an impact.

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