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Diet and Depression: Is There a Link?

Diet and Depression: Is There a Link?

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health conditions worldwide and a leading cause of disability. Lately, there has been a renewed interest in the effect of diet on mood. Poor nutrition is a factor in the experience of low mood, and improving diet may help protect not only physical health, but also mental health. Current research suggests that dietary interventions may be an effective adjunctive treatment for depression.

Multiple studies have found that the Mediterran... Continue Reading

Filed under: Psychiatry

Bringing Awareness to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Bringing Awareness to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Social media has revolutionized the way that humans see themselves. Thanks to filters and Photoshop, we can create and post the perfect image of ourselves, c... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Psychiatry

Anxiety and Depression Amid COVID

Anxiety and Depression Amid COVID

Lately, we've been hearing a lot about increases in anxiety and depression in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I was curious about what data w... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Psychiatry

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