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[18 min watch] Depression and diet
In this short video, Kathryn Nolan (Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University) discusses depression and diet, providing her expert advice on simple dietary changes primary care doctors can make with patients with depression.
This video is a snippet from the HealthCert Professional Diploma program in Medical Nutrition Management.
One in five Australians struggle with mental health issues. GPs see a lot of this coming through their practices as one of the common sources of treatment and diagnosis.
In the last 10 years, a strong association has been found with diet and mental health and brain health. There is a relationship between habitual diet and dietary patterns, as well as depression and mental health. In addition, higher intake of unhealthy foods by children is related to an increased internalising and externalising behaviours.
In the video, Kathryn looks at the link between diet and depression, and looks at how primary care doctors can better manage patients with mental health issues through medical nutrition.