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Role of nutrition in depression 


Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry
Samia Mushtaq,1 Hina Mazhar,1 Sidra Khalid,2 Maryam Younas,1 Iqra Zahid,1 Mahnoor Jafar,1 Laraib Azhar,1 Mariam Amir,1 Maria Aslam3

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Abstract

One of the major causes of global disability is depression. Many patients suffering from depression are not able show a positive response to treatments used to cure depression. Initial studies show that parallel nutrition therapy has the ability to ameliorate treatment results in patients suffering from depression. In this article we review the studies for the effectiveness and mechanism of the following nutrients: magnesium, vitamin D, Folate, zinc, omega 3 and vitamin B6. The existing knowledge and data proves that these nutrients may aid in mood management by managing the neurotransmitters, by carrying out oxidation-reduction or by regulating the structure of neurons. In spite of the fact that the preliminary research is favorable, larger placebo controlled studies are required to substantiate, corroborate and verify the effectiveness of the research.

Keywords

human health, seafood, walnut oil, canola oil, soybean oil, chia seeds, hemp seeds, drugs, distress, alcohol drinking, insulin resistance, GI tract disease, andrenal diseases

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