Based on the likelihood that bipolar disorder is related to phospholipid signal transduction problems, Severus and Stoll developed the idea that these might be modulated by omega-3 fatty acids (Stoll et al., 1996). They therefore set up a randomized study of highdose mixed EPA and DHA in partially treatment-resistant patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. The EPA/DHA preparations were found to be highly significant in preventing relapse and in improving depression (Stoll et al., 1999). This initially promising observation is now being followed up in much larger studies.
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