How to get over anxiety

What you can do to fight against Anxiety.

It is almost unavoidable. When you feel depressed, along the day you could feel anxious too. Apart from being sad, you could feel something like a pressure coming from some place inside yourself and you feel like something bad is about to happen. If you feel like screaming, crying or getting away from the place you are at this very moment, then maybe you are suffering from anxiety.

Maybe you could think that being sad could be someway appealing, but sadness doesn’t come alone, it comes with depression and anxiety and these factors combined with sadness aren’t exactly a desirable style of life. Being sad could be a source of inspiration for creative people, as long as that feeling would be the only one inside our brain, but badly enough, sad people could very easily suffer from depression and anxiety which could lead to self destroying behavior and even to suicide. (Remember famous cases like Vincent Van Gogh and Ernest Hemingway, just to mention two from a lot of examples).

That is the undesirable side of this illness, and knowing that it could affect deeply your behavior and your own survival, you should agree with this: you need some help. Here are some good news. It is still under research, but it is almost for sure that Omega-3 fatty acids are a valuable aid for reducing levels of anxiety and depression.

Omega-3 acids, known also as n-3 fatty acids, are essential factors for a good health and a healthy diet. Foods rich in Omega-3 acids are fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, but as long as the quantities needed as a depression treatment are among five times the recommended dietary intake in the U.S.A, it is advisable to include some fish oil supplement in your diet. Fish oil supplements are rich in omega-3 acids. It is advisable not to use it as the only one anti-depressive treatment. 

It is important to know that omega-3 fatty acids are considered as a very safe diet supplement, and almost for sure, it is safe to use them as a good option for a depression treatment for pregnant and breastfeeding women. These kind of fats are polyunsaturated, which means they aren’t harmful to your health and they do lower triglycerides levels in blood indeed. 


What is the advisable amount you should consume daily? Two servings of fish per week is the recommended dosage by the American Heart Association for general health and heart disease prevention. If you are going to use fish oil as a supplement for depression treatment, experts recommend to use a starting dose of around 0.5 to 2 g daily or maybe a little more, without exceeding 3 g daily due to an increased risk of bleeding. 

It is important to not confuse omega-3 with omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 rich oils like soybean oil are a common part of the diet, but omega-6 acids tend to produce inflammation, while omega-3 acids have the contrary effect reducing inflammation, so a proper balance of both is desirable in our diet, but consuming only omega-3 acids doesn’t harm your health. 

Of course this is not a complete solution to depression and anxiety, but it is a very valuable natural treatment with other potential health benefits like reducing heart diseases, inflammation and high cholesterol levels. 

Side effects: among the very few known side effects of depression omega-3 treatment are: an increased risk of bleeding with doses higher than 4 g daily and some cases of cycling in bipolar patients.