There's a long thread of research having to do with omega-3 deficiency
and its long-term effect on the brain, specifically serotonin
neurotransmission. Suggest you look at the following:
Stoll, Andrew. (2001) The Omega-3 Connection. Free Press
van Praag, Herman M. (1981). Management of Depression with Serotonin
Precursors. Biological Psychiatry 16:3, 291-310.
Murray, Michael T. (1998). 5-HTP The Natural Way To Overcome Depression,
Obesity, and Insomnia. New York: Bantam Books.
Hibbeln, Joseph R., & Salem, Norman Jr. (1995). Dietary polyunsaturated
fatty acids and depression: when cholesterol does not satisfy. American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 62, 1-9.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 6:47 PM
Subject: Single Term -- Multiple illnesses Re: genetic cause for autism?
> "Ross S. Feldberg" wrote:
>> Second - there is always the danger of using a single term to describe
>> a multiplicity of illnesses. Is autism really only one condition? I
>> have no idea, but one needs to be cautious in deciding if any
>> information is generally applicable.
> This has always bothered me about my own condition -- Depression. The
> symptoms of depression can be so varied I have often wondered if it
> isn't a catch-all term for a whole spectrum of separate mental
> Carrol Cox