Gebhardt, P., Ingwersen, F. (2020). Omega-3 fatty acids as an alternative and complementary therapy option in depression. Wellness Foods and Supplements, (1), 14-17.
Depression is a mental disorder characterized by symptoms such as depressed mood, increased pondering and drive reduction. A corresponding symptomatology can also be caused by inflammatory processes and the thereby effective cytokines (peptide hormones). Because of their anti-inflammatory effects, omega-3 fatty acids are being studied as an alternative and complementary therapy option in depression. Studies in clinical settings could show significant antidepressive effects.