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There’s a New Treatment for Severe Depression—With Fewer Side Effects

One of the most common ways to treat for severe depression has been electroconclusive therapy (ECT), where electric currents are passed through the brain to trigger brief, intentional seizures to stabilize brain chemistry.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

One of the reasons postulated in the past to explain the benefits of ECT was the increase of “good” eicosanoids.  You can get the same benefits from high-dose fish oil.

 

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