Food, Nutrition, and Mental Health

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It is widely believed that diet and behavior are connected, and that certain foods may even have an influence on mental functioning. In this article, research is reviewed on nutrient deficiencies that have been found to relate to depression, and where applicable, have been shown to be modifiable with resulting improvements to mental health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


  • Antioxidant
  • Carbohydrate
  • Diet
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid
  • Food insecurity
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Mineral
  • Neurotransmitter
  • Protein
  • Vitamin


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