Does fish oil really make a difference to depression?

Omega-3 fish oils have been credited with the treatment of such conditions as heart attack, macular degeneration, anxiety, even cancer. But new Cochrane research by the Common Mental Disorders Group finds that the therapeutic benefits for major depressive disorders may be little better than placebo.  

This week, review co-author Katherine Appleton discusses these findings with Norman Swan on ABC RN's Health Report. You can download the full transcript or listen to the interview online. You'll also find the complete Omega-3 fatty acids for depression in adults review in the Cochrane Library.