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Monday, February 08, 2010

Something Fishy...

The BBC reports that "Fish Oil Supplements 'Beat Psychotic Mental Illness.'"
"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 antipsychotic drugs," the study authors said.
As the expression goes, "everything old is new again." I'm sure some of my older readers remember the days of doses of cod liver oil!

Perhaps you'd like to read up on dietary supplements, and their use in maintaining mental health, if so, look for these:

ConsumerLab.com's Guide to Buying Vitamins & Supplements: What's Really in the Bottle? [613.28 CON]

Davidson, Jonathan R. T. Herbs for the Mind: What Science Tells Us about Nature's Remedies for Depression, Stress, Memory Loss, and Insomnia. [615 DAV]

Hyman, Mark. The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain By Healing Your Body First: The Simple Way to Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety, and Sharpen Your Mind. [616.8914 HYM, also AB/CD 616.8914 HYM]

PDR for Nonprescription Dietary Supplements, and Herbs, 2010. [R 615.58 PDR]

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