Fish Oil May Help Prevent Post-Partum Depression

March 9, 2012 · Posted in Potential Treatments 

An article in Time Healthland last year reported that preliminary research shows that women who took fish oil during pregnancy experienced fewer symptoms of post-partum depression than women who did not take fish oil supplements.

This data has not yet been replicated, but since there are few side effects to taking fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, the risk-to-benefits ratio suggests that there is no reason pregnant women shouldn’t take fish oil supplements to decrease the likelihood of depression after delivery.

We have written before about the possible benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

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