Antipsychotics, Omega 3 and Schizophrenia (2021) - Food for the Brain

Antipsychotics, Omega 3 and Schizophrenia (2021)

This study explored antipsychotics, omega 3 and schizophrenia. The review compiled previous studies surrounding treatment of schizophrenia using omega-3 and looked at what pathways in the brain are impacted by an omega-3 supplementation. After compiling information on omega-3 and anti-psychotic drugs it was found that the drugs used to treat schizophrenia and omega-3 supplementation impact on dopamine and glutamate transmission, oxidative stress, inflammation, myelination, and neurotransmission pathways in a similar way. Through evaluation of multiple clinical studies on omega-3 supplementation it was concluded that omega-3 has been linked to improved symptoms in those experiencing a schizophrenic episode. This research suggests that omega-3 supplementation may be an important consideration in schizophrenia. 

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Shared Biological Pathways between Antipsychotics and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Key Feature for Schizophrenia Preventive Treatment? Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jun 26;22(13):6881