THE FISH OIL YOUTH DEPRESSION STUDY
Grant number: 1042666 | Funding period: 2012 - 2017
Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (‘fish oil’) can reduce symptoms of depression. This, and the fact that they do not cause major side effects and are considered health beneficial, makes them an ideal candidate for early and preventive treatment. Through a controlled trial in tandem with a comprehensive basic research program, we aim to establish long-chain omega-3 fatty acids as first-line treatment for indicated prevention of severe mood disorders and as an alternative to antidepressant medication in adolescents.
Related publications (2)
Youth depression alleviation: the Fish Oil Youth Depression Study (YoDA-F): A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment trial
Simon M Rice, Ian B Hickie, Alison R Yung, Andrew Mackinnon, Michael Berk, Christopher Davey, Daniel F Hermens, Sarah E Hetrick, Alexandra G Parker, Miriam R Schafer, Patrick D McGorry, G Paul Amminger