"An international study has found that nutritional medicine should be considered as a mainstream element of psychiatric practice."
Nutrition undoubtedly has a profound effect on mental health so this finding is at least better late than never! I hope it marks a change in first line therapy prescribed to mental health patients which in a number of reported instances just doesn't do them justice.
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And a lot about how mental health issues that seem very different, may be quite similar when you look more deeply at them. It has enormous implications for psychiatric labelling (in other words, diagnosis) as well as treatment and prevention.
Let’s start with insights from the study of nutrition and our psychological wellbeing. A huge review of the available evidence into what some are calling nutritional psychiatry has just been published. It delves into the influence what we eat has on our psyche. One of the lead authors was Felice Jacka of Deakin University and the Black Dog Institute.
And I must say, speaking personally, that I’ve always thought of this as fringe medicine.
Felice Jacka: Yes, and you wouldn’t be the only one…
Link to video: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgoW7zk95G?play=true
The full transcript can be viewed on the ABC – http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/diet-and-nutrition-in-psychiatry/7029536
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