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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.
Adolescence can be a very challenging time for young people as they cope with physical and social changes. In today's social media focused environment, teens face a myriad of social pressures as they work to develop their personal identity.
Teen years can be difficult. Adolescents are subject to a great deal of social pressure and may often feel as though the world is watching them, noticing any wrong move. For some teens, these fears can become excessive and even debilitating in social situations.
Removing junk food, sugar and low quality food and replacing it with organic vegetables, clean fats and meats, plus exercise, sufficient sleep and a healthy lifestyle can do a lot to lower inflammation levels.
Studies to date have found that PUFA supplementation, especially a combination of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, has been linked to a moderate improvement in behavior issues associated with ADHD as well as parent-rated symptoms of the ADHD.
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.