The Impact of Diet and Nutrition on Adolescent Depression: A Systematic Review


Social Work

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Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

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Clinical research paper


Pa Der Vang


Depression in adolescence is linked with a range of adverse outcomes and substantial risk for morbidity and mortality across the lifespan. Improvement in diet and nutrition may offer an inexpensive and acceptable alternative to standard depression treatment. However, to this date, alternative treatment has been widely overlooked, due to lack of evidence and knowledge. This is crucial, as understanding and promoting the role of diet and nutrition in mental health could significantly reduce the impact of depression in young people. This systematic review sets out to examine the current literature on diet, nutrition, and adolescent mental health, in particular, the impact of diet and nutrition could have in the prevention and management of adolescent depression. Keywords:


diet, nutrition, adolescent depression

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