Journal article

Omega-3 fatty acids and neurocognitive ability in young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis

Alison McLaverty, Kelly A Allott, Maximus Berger, Rob Hester, Patrick D McGorry, Barnaby Nelson, Connie Markulev, Hok Pan Yuen, Miriam R Schaefer, Nilufar Mossaheb, Monika Schloegelhofer, Stefan Smesny, Ian B Hickie, Gregor Emanuel Berger, Eric YH Chen, Lieuwe de Haan, Dorien H Nieman, Merete Nordentoft, Anita Riecher-Roessler, Swapna Verma Show all

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive impairments are core early features of psychosis and are observed in those at ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis. The aim of the present study was to explore whether neurocognition is associated with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), as has been observed in other clinical populations. METHOD: Erythrocyte levels of total omega-3-and omega-6 PUFAs the omega-3/omega-6 ratio, were measured in 265 UHR individuals. Six domains of neurocognition as well a Composite Score, were assessed using the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia. Pearson's correlations were used to assess the relationship between PUFAs and neurocognition. All analyses were controlled for ..

View full abstract