Does Fish Oil Help Bipolar Disorder Management?

According to researchers, fish oil may aid in managing symptoms of certain mental health conditions that include bipolar disorder due to its anti-inflammatory mechanisms and omega-3 fatty acids. A 2017 study found that omega-3 fatty acids may function by itself or with adjunct treatment to aid those with major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. A case study also showed that a young girl with bipolar disorder was able to have a considerable and sustained improvement in manic, psychosis, and depressive symptoms when using 2 years of omega-3 supplementation. Results are mixed on the benefit for easing depressive symptoms in adolescents, but has shown safe and well-tolerated results, as well as being rated highly by mental health professionals for bettering global symptoms.


Can Fish Oil Help Manage Bipolar Disorder? PsychCentral. Updated July 13, 2021. Accessed August 8, 2022.

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