High Doses of EPA for Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder

I have been researching the use of omega 3’s in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.  The current studies agree that high doses of EPA work well to treat mood disorders.  DHA is another omega 3 and works better for cognition and fetal/infant development.  Studies show that supplementing with only EPA or higher doses of EPA than DHA work best for mood disorder.

I just had a baby and have been taking 1 gram of DHA throughout my pregnancy. I will continue this dose until I am done breatfeeding.  I have also been taking 500 mg of EPA.   Now I am increasing my EPA dose to 2 grams.  I am hoping this will help with postpartum depression, which I had badly with my 3 previous children. I will keep you posted as to my progress with this increase.  Here is some helpful information about EPA for depression, suggested doses, and relevant studies.

High Doses of Omega 3 EPA and Depresion

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

April’s Totals

My goal for April was to have more good days than I did in March.  My March totals were 17 good days and 14 bad day.  As my chart shows, I did not reach my April goal.  I did however have a relatively good month compared to the 5 months prior to March.  I hoping for a better outcome for May, which is looking good.  So far I have 8 good days and 1 bad day, so I’m hoping to keep up that pattern.  I’m carrying my April goal over to May and am aiming to have more good days in May than I did in March (at least 18)…I’m almost halfway there!

April’s monthly totals:

Score 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
# of Days 0 2 4 6 1 7 3 7 0 0 0
Good = 12 Bad = 18