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.
Eating a tub of ice cream after a breakup seems to be an accepted behavior in response to a stressful situation. However, it also reveals a relationship to food that, in excess, can be unhealthy. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis describes the signs of a binge eating disorder and offers tools for addressing it.