The latest research study suggests that fish oil can have a dramatic effect on schizophrenic patients, helping them recover a lot better.
As per the opinion of the research center director, Professor Patrick McGorry, this can prove to be quite a major discovery, effecting greatly how we handle this disease in patients. He says that jus like in breast cancer, all that is dealt with is that small lump in the breast that causes the disease to happen and spread, a small false point that could be concentrated on for dealing effectively with schizophrenia could be quite a good discovery. At this point of the discovery and the researches being made, fish oil seems to be throwing a light on this very idea itself.
The study was conducted on randomly selected eighty one individuals, who were at quite a risk. These were people aged between eighteen to twenty five, who had reported experiencing delusions and hallucinations. They were divided into two groups, one of which received 1.5 grams (approximately) fish oil capsule. The other was given nothing. This was done for three months. After one year, a follow up was doe to review their status. While the group that received the capsules did much better. With only 5% showing psychotic signs, the other group had 28% members falling prey to psychosis.
Another very effective means of controlling the disease is early prevention. According to a lead researcher, it can go a long way in dealing and even sometimes avoiding the disease. The other group which was at over 7 times more risk than the other group, faced such a situation simply owing to the fact that correct precautions were not taken early as in case of the other group. Even a show of effective care and compassion to a person at risk can yield results that could help immensely.
Needless to say, this study and its conclusions come as big welcoming news for all such people who are not exactly quite eager to depend highly on the anti psychotic medicines. It is after all important for those prone to the disease to know that although early use of these drugs can reduce the risk of schizophrenia by almost 12%, there are various side-effect threats too. For instance, the person might develop risks of cases like heart diseases, weight gain, etc.
Counting on fish oil for preventing and controlling the spread of the disease is thus quite a good as well as a non-invasive means. It can be conveniently prescribed and used by the people who might be at risk of the disease. It just might save a number of them from the trouble after all, at hardly any cost and complications of side-effects.
In fact fish oil can be helpful in dealing with a number of other causes as well. These include a number of mental disease like depression, bipolar disorder etc. it cam even help fight against diseases like various heart diseases, diabetes and also cancer.