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Omega-3 fatty acid EPA helps schizophrenia symptoms. Emsley, Am J Psychiatry, 159(9):1596-8, 2002

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Omega-3 fatty acid EPA helps schizophrenia symptoms. Emsley, Am J Psychiatry, 159(9):1596-8, 2002

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Forty patients with severe chronic schizophrenia who had been stable on medication for 6 months were given either the omega-3 fish oil or placebo for 12 weeks alongside their usual medication. Those on the fish oil had significant reductions in symptoms compared to those on placebo.

Emsley R et al, ’Randomized, placebo-controlled study of ethyl-eicosapentaenoic acid as supplemental treatment in schizophrenia’, Am J Psychiatry, 159(9):1596-8, 2002

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