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Here are some quick links to documentation that helps summarise our research and the key findings in the field to date.
As well as some recipe ideas from the team that we hope will inspire you and help to feed your gut bugs.

Lifestyle-Based Mental Health Care For Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of global disability and is one of the leading causes of disease burden worldwide. Approximately 4.7% of people worldwide experience depression in any 12-month period. The prevalence of MDD is consistent across high-, middle- and low-income countries, demonstrating the global burden of this disease. The Food & Mood Centre, along with the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine have worked to develop clinical practice guidelines to provide clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on the management of major depressive disorder (MDD) using lifestyle-based approaches. Accompanying these guidelines, we have also developed consumer resources to help those living with MDD understand the latest evidence into lifestyle-based care for MDD. The Guidelines are based on a synthesis of current scientific evidence, rigorously evaluated using a systematic grading system, which determined the strength of recommendations. The guidelines are available at the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry at this link:

Nutritional Psychiatry CPD course

ELEVATE YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE with our new online Introduction to Nutritional Psychiatry CPD course! Upskill with global experts from the Food and Mood Centre and learn how to implement the latest evidence in your clinical work. Register here for start on 26 SEP 2022!

Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

Enrol in Deakin’s new free three-week course on Future Learn, “Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition”, developed by The Food & Mood Centre. The course is delivered by Dr Tetyana Rocks and Professor Felice Jacka.

ZOE Podcast with Prof Felice Jacka

Listen to Prof Felice Jacka speaking on the ZOE Podcast about ultra-processed foods and mental health

Dietary Assessment

Resources developed by Dr Heidi Staudacher and Dr Tetyana Rocks to assist with dietary assessment

Mental Health America

We partnered with Mental Health America to produce resources on Nutrition and Mental Health. Below are links to an Infographic on Diet & Nutrition produced in collaboration and Mental Health America's Screening tool.

The SMILES (Supporting the Modification of lifestyle in Lowered Emotional States) Trial

Quick access links to our most recent publications

International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry

Please visit the ISNPR website to find out more about this exciting field.

The Food & Mood Centre Recipes

Here are some quick and easier gut friendly recipes that we hope you'll enjoy. We've packed them full of polyphenols and antioxidants, perbiotics and probiotics and have even included some favourite fermented foods.