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11 May 2009 - Psychiatry weekly - Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mood Disorders: Integrative Treatment Strategies

Marlene Freeman MD

In this brief, open-access article in Psychiatry Weekly, Marlene Freeman MD discusses the use of 'complementary' treatments such as omega-3 fatty acids in the management of mood disorders

Dr. Marlene Freeman is interested in mood disorders in women, with particular regard to the heightened safety concerns of psychiatric treatment during the perinatal period. She has carried out several studies of her own into fatty acid treatments in psychiatric disorders, and she was the lead author of the American Psychiatric Association's review: 'Omega-3 fatty acids: evidence basis for treatment and future research in psychiatry'.