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Depression and nutrition: an evidence-based approach – pdf only

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A mental health presentation by Rachel Arthur Nutrition

Rachel has been delivering education regarding the role of nutrition in the management of depression for over eight years. From her first to her most recent presentations, there has been a wealth of new research and information incorporated which further supports these strategies. The material is delivered in bite size chunks with the first section a brief rundown of the epidemiology of major depression, the efficacy and issues associated with pharmaceutical anti-depressants and some statistics on the use of complementary medicines amongst depressed patients suffering.

This is followed by detailed information regarding three nutritional explanations for depression: inflammation, methylation and the monoamine theory, including corrective strategies and prescriptions. The last section details a ‘back to basics approach’ placing nutritional supplementation in the broader context of tailored augmentative dietary and lifestyle improvements.

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    I was struck by the fasetst growing group suffering from depression is kids. I wonder if the kids are really depressed or adults are just less tolerant of childhood behaviors and seek medication, etc. I had a go round concerning this with my ex when my now 14 year old son was 5.The social worker and psychiatrist she found were more than willing, even eager, to medicate him with Zoloft which hadn’t been approved for use with kids. He actually had to take it for a little while but I got him off it quickly. He never was and never has been depressed. Indeed, he is one of the brightest, most talented kids around. But his mother’s a nut who knew how to get sympathy from the social worker and psychiatrist.But, kids probably do play outside less than they did when I was growing up. My friends and I were pretty much outdoors as long as the sun was up.

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    I fail to see suicide among the eledrly as a problem. It seems a rational approach in many cases. I hope I will have the mental and physical faculties to take that route should it one day become necessary.Let’s see…you’re very old, in poor health, depressed, and your only prospects for the future are worsening health, decreased abilities, and more depression. We admire someone who “lets go” and wills himself to die when his race is run. Unlike a few years ago, the healthcare industry can keep a body going for years after any quality of life is present. Why should suicide be treated as a stigma or a mental health issue? It seems a solution, not a problem. (And “because God doesn’t want you to” is not a valid counter-argument.)

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