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Omega 3

How the Fish oil may prevent onset of mental illness

· What is it omega 3?

· How the fish oil may help?

· New study

· Why I chose this topic and my opinion

Omega 3 are fatty acids most contained in the fish oil from the see fish like salmon, tuna or makrela. These acids are indispensable for human body. A body aren´t able to create it alone. We have to acquire it from appropriate diet or supplements. We should eat see fish twice to week for right flow of omega 3 fatty acids.

The fish oil (omega 3) helps for many things in our organism. For example: arteriosclerosis, eczema, bronchial asthma, they lower blood fats in the blood, they have got inflammatory effect, positive effect on autoimmune diseases and positive effect on the cardiovascular system, they positively influence the metabolism in diabetics, etc.

A new study suggests that fish the oil supplement is a potentially safer way of preventing and treating psychosis for example a psychotic disorder. Psychotic disorder is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental illness that affects millions Americans. It causes abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations. People who suffer from this disorder sometimes hear voices others don’t hear. They may believe others are reading and controlling their minds or convinced that they are plotting to harm them. The symptoms usually begin before the age of 45 and affect both genders equally. Lead author Dr. G. Paul Amminger, from the Youth Health Research Center at the University of Melbourne in Australia state, "The finding that treatment with a natural substance may prevent or at least delay the onset of psychotic disorder gives hope that there may be alternatives to antipsychotics for the prodromal phase (symptoms leading up to psychosis onset).” Antipsychotics comes with a range of problems from weight gain to sexual dysfunction whereas omega-3s are actually beneficial to general state of health. The study was done on the 81 persons aged 13 to 25 years old exhibiting early symptoms of psychosis like brain changes, sleeping more or less than usual, growing suspicious of others, hallucinating or thinking they have got magical powers. The research was funded by the Stanley Medical Research Institute Maryland that supports research on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The findings were published in the February issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

I chose this topic because I believe in natural and herbal medicins. Alternative medicins is very modern and popular in the last time. I thing that it is good way because for our body are more natural herbal medicins than some chemical medicins. I know all illness we can´t medicate by it but if we can use it why not? Fish oil is very good for our body. I have experience with them too after tonsillitis. Before 3 years I had tonsillitis for three weeks. My doctor told me to use it because it has got anti-inflammatory effect. I thing that this new study is useful and beneficial. The fish oil can replace antipsychotics and for people who suffer from the psychotic disorder it could be more comfortable treatment.

Author: Janek Ž.