Effects of Dietary Interventions on Treatment for Patients with Anxiety and Depression, A Systematic Review

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Erickson, Rylyn
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Schafer, Gerald
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2023-04-28
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Effects of Dietary Interventions on Treatment for Patients with Anxiety and Depression, A Systematic Review
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Objective: To review literature regarding the effects of implementing dietary and nutritional intervention in treatments for depression or anxiety patients. Methods: PubMed and CINAHL literature sources were reviewed regarding the effectiveness of dietary or nutritional interventions on anxiety or depression. Results: Most of the sources found a relationship between increased depression or anxiety and poor diets and supported the finding that dietary implementations such as low calorie diets, higher fruit and vegetable intakes, and visits with dietary specialists to improve nutrition intakes, have positive effects on patients with anxiety and depression. Conclusion: Dietary and nutritional interventions have shown positive outcomes in treatments for anxiety or depression. Interventions researched in the review support the findings that dietary interventions benefit patients with anxiety and depression. Further research on specifically what dietary interventions work best for anxiety and depression is necessary.
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Health Sciences