Is Diet Linked To Depression? This Research Confirms It Again

Essentially, in the future clinicians may be able to use this tool to work out a young person’s predisposition for depression and identify their various individual determinants.

“Adolescents would go to their clinician and work out their Risk Index and where it’s most affecting their risk — is it their diet, lifestyle, stressful event?” Dipnall explained.

“A lot of people talk about depression and say, ‘You’ve got to do this to help your mood’, but nobody has really tried to bring it together to say, ‘Yes there’s diet, yes there’s lifestyle, and yes you have these somatic symptoms’.”

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