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Researchers Look for Safer, More Effective Treatments for Kids With Mood Disorders

(7/1/2013)

Researchers Look for Safer, More Effective Treatments for Kids With Mood Disorders
ScienceDaily
June 28, 2013

Ongoing studies suggest that using a mix of omega-3 fatty acid supplements and psychotherapy may be helpful for children with depression and a variation of bipolar disorder.  "These are two very promising treatments for children with mood disorders. Previous research has shown both have positive impacts and few side effects, which is an issue with many medications currently available for kids," said Dr. Mary Fristad, a clinical child psychologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who is the first to examine the combined effects of psychotherapy and omega-3 in this patient population. "We think the approach will yield a reduction in irritability, improvements in self-esteem and concentration, and better eating and sleeping habits."

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130628102931.htm


Keywords: researchers, treatments, kids, mood, disorders



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