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As an integrative child psychiatrist, Dr. Beata Lewis often considers diet and nutrition when treating clients for a range of mental health issues. Here, she discusses current research that is solidifying the connection between mood and food among children.
The bottom line is that yes, there appears to be a link between depression and nutrition, and ensuring a healthy diet could help keep children as happy as possible. More research is necessary to determine exactly how effective nutrient treatment might be in treating depression in children.