Title

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Treatment of Postpartum Depression

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jennifer Coleman; Lori Ballard

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Postpartum depression is currently known as the most common complication of childbirth, and is also considered to be a major public health problem in the United States. The World Health Organization states that “maternal mental health problems pose a huge human, social, and economic burden to women, their infants, their families, and society”. Recently, there have been several pieces of research to study the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of postpartum depression. Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to be an effective and natural way to treat postpartum depression, therefore positively effecting the well-being of both mothers as well as new born babies. The evidenced based research was analyzed and a policy was conducted for recommendation in current practice.

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Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Treatment of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is currently known as the most common complication of childbirth, and is also considered to be a major public health problem in the United States. The World Health Organization states that “maternal mental health problems pose a huge human, social, and economic burden to women, their infants, their families, and society”. Recently, there have been several pieces of research to study the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of postpartum depression. Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to be an effective and natural way to treat postpartum depression, therefore positively effecting the well-being of both mothers as well as new born babies. The evidenced based research was analyzed and a policy was conducted for recommendation in current practice.