Study Takes Holistic Approach to Mood Disorders in Kids

Researchers are investigating a variety of new approaches to help children with mood disorders. 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 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Study Takes Holistic Approach to Mood Disorders in Kids

Researchers are investigating a variety of new approaches to help children with mood disorders. 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.

β€œThese 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 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

image via flickr:CC | Natesh Ramasamy