Research suggests positive outcomes in treating bipolar depression with Omega-3 fatty acid supplements. The author conducted a pilot project to determine how much Omega-3 fatty acids patients with bipolar disorder consume in their diets and to explore their attitudes towards treatment and taking supplements. The results of the pilot project showed that, on average, patients with bipolar disorder consume very few foods high in Omega-3 fatty acid content. Although subjects were satisfied with their current treatment and did not seem to have bothersome side effects, they were still interested in the potential benefits of supplementation. The project pointed out that there is need for further research on this topic and a need for educational programs for both patients and practitioners.
|Advisor:||Hopkins, Clare M.|
|Commitee:||Milliken, Judith, Reed, Robert, Rock, Kelly|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-B 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Bipolar disorder, Dietary consumption, Omega-3 acid supplementation, Omega-3 fatty acids|
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