Omega-3 oils have great benefits on bipolar patients
Dr Andrew Stoll, Director of the Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory in McLean Hospital in Boston, relates a case history of a researcher suffering from bipolar disorder of such severity that she was unable to work or related to her friends. Between her episodes of depression, she experience ed explosive anger that was unresponsive to powerful psychotropic medications. In fact, she said the side effects of the medications were as bad as the bipolar symptoms.
In desperation, she entered one of Dr Stoll's research protocols in which N-3 oils were being used as a primary treatment. Within two weeks, all of her symptoms disappeared. Dr Stoll found that supplying large doses of N-3 oils could dramatically reduce or even cure patients suffering from major depression, bipolar disorder, and violent behavior.
The N-3 oils have a number of beneficial effects on the brain. One of the most researched is its effect on synaptic function, the microscopic connections between neurons. N-3 oils improve synaptic function by improving membrane fluidity, enhancing neurotransmitter control, preventing exitotoxicity, improving glutamate (NMDA) receptor function, and reducing microglial activation. It is the DHA component DHA component of omega-3 oils that has the greatest benefit.
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