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Looking through the lens at how food can improve our mood

Looking through the lens at how food can improve our mood

Diet is now a recognised modifiable factor in the prevention and treatment of mental illness. In fact, the recently updated Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders included addressing lifestyle factors, including supporting a healthy diet, as a foundation for the treatment of mood disorders, describing this step as “essentially non-negotiable”. These new clinical guidelines are the first in the world to recognise the importance of diet to mental health and they represent a critical step in translating our Food and Mood Centre research into widespread practice. A recent paper published by the team at the Food and Mood Centr...