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2019 review: Depression Nutrition Therapy

Post by jimmylegs » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:01 pm

Adjunctive Nutrition Therapy for Depression (2019)

Abstract
Depression is the leading cause of global disability, and many patients fail to respond to standard treatments. Preliminary evidence suggests that adjunctive nutrition therapy may improve treatment outcomes in depression. We review the evidence for the efficacy and/or mechanisms of the following nutrients: vitamin D, vitamins B12 and B9, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, omega-3 fatty acid, N-acetylcysteine, and nicotinamide riboside. Preliminary evidence suggests that these nutrients may facilitate mood regulation by regulating neurotransmitters, engaging in reduction-oxidation, or by modulating neuronal structure. Although initial evidence is promising, large, placebo-controlled studies are needed to validate their efficacy.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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