Fish?a Natural Prozac
Fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, works as well for depression as Prozac. “We’ve been very impressed by the response rates we’ve observed,” says psychiatrist David Mischoulon. “We believe there is definitely something to these treatments.” Maybe some of us are depressed because our ancestors lived near the sea, where they developed genes that thrive on fish. John McKenzie writes in abcnews.com that scientists first became interested in the fish factor when they noticed that countries with the highest fish consumption had the lowest rates of depression. Also, mothers in the U.K. who ate little fish during their pregnancies doubled their risk of postpartum depression, compared to women who ate fish regularly.