Irish Omega-3 study: Overview
The Irish Omega-3 study is a clinical trial designed to investigate the potential of Omega-3 fatty acids in the reduction of risk of psychosis.
The study is being coordinated by the HRB Clinical Research Facility at University College Cork. The Principal Investigator is Dr Maeve Rooney, Consultant Psychiatrist in the Mercy University Hospital, Cork and the Study Coordinator is Damian O’Driscoll. The study will be carried out in collaboration with the HRB Clinical Research Facilities in Dublin and Galway prior to rolling out to other centres around Ireland.
The Study is funded by Stanley Medical Research Institute, a non-profit organization supporting research on the causes of, and treatments for, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is the largest provider of funding for research in serious mental illness outside of the U.S. government.