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References to Food and Depression

References to Food and Depression

Which Foods Help Your Depression?

Anderson, S.D., Cryan, J.F., & Dinan, T. (2017). The psychobiotic revolution: Mood, food, and the new
science of the gut-brain connection
. Washington, DC: National Geographic

Balch, J.F., Stengler, M. & Young Balch, R. (2011). Prescription for natural cures (Revised ed.): A self-care
guide to treating health problems with natural remedies including diet, nutrition, supplements, and other holistic methods.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Bernstein, E. (2018). The food that helps battle depression. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April,
2018 from https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-food-that-helps-battle-depression-1522678367

Enos, D. (2012). Are you feeding your depression? Live Science. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.livescience.com/36264-depression-emotional-eating-vicious-cycle.html

Foods to avoid if you have anxiety or depression. (2017). WebMD. Retrieved April, 2018 from
    https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-avoid-foods-anxiety-depression

Lindseth, G., Helland, B., & Caspers, J. (2015). The effects of dietary tryptophan on affective disorders.
Archives of Public Nursing, 29(2), 102-107. Retrieved April, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393508/

Sathyanarayana Rao, T.S., Asha, M.R., Ramesh, B.N., & Jagannatha Rao, K.S. (2008). Understanding
nutrition, depression and mental illnesses. Indian Journal or Psychiatry, 50(2), 77-82. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Serani, D. (2011). Comfort foods improve moods. Psychology Today. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/two-takes-depression/201104/comfort-foods-improve-moods

Uscher, J. (n.d.). 3 food traps to avoid when you’re depressed. WebMd. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-food-traps#1

Vogin, G.D. (n.d.). Health tip: Healthier comfort foods. WebMD. Retrieved April, 201 from
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-tip-healthier-comfort-foods

List of Best Foods for Fighting Depression

Collins, R. & Schend, J. (2016). Depression and diet. Healthline. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/diet

Depression and diet. (n.d.). The Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/diet-recovery#1

Eating to beat stress and depression. (n.d.). Healthy Women/Women’s Day Magazine. Retrieved April,
2018 from https://healthprep.com/depression/8-foods-that-can-trigger-depression-symptoms/

Foods to avoid if you have anxiety or depression. (2017). WebMD. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-avoid-foods-anxiety-depression

Gaynor, M.L. (2014). Diet and depression. Psychology Today. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-genetic-destiny/201410/diet-and-depression

McIntosh, J. (2018). What is serotonin and what does it do? Medical News Today. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/kc/serotonin-facts-232248

Schoffro Cook, M. (2007). The brain wash: A powerful, all-natural program to protect your brain against
Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, Parkinson’s and other diseases.
Mississauga, ON: John Wiley and Sons Canada.

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Uscher, J. (n.d.). 3 food traps to avoid when you’re depressed. WebMd. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-food-traps#1

Vogin, G.D. (n.d.). Health tip: Healthier comfort foods. WebMD. Retrieved April, 201 from
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-tip-healthier-comfort-foods

Zeratsky, K. (n.d.) Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/depression-and-diet/faq-20058241

Foods that Cause Depression: Worst Foods for Depression

Anderson, S.D., Cryan, J.F., & Dinan, T. (2017). The psychobiotic revolution: Mood, food, and the new
science of the gut-brain connection
. Washington, DC: National Geographic

Balch, J.F., Stengler, M. & Young Balch, R. (2011). Prescription for natural cures (Revised ed.): A self-care
guide to treating health problems with natural remedies including diet, nutrition, supplements, and other holistic methods
. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Collins, R. & Schend, J. (2016). Depression and diet. Healthline. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/diet

Foods to avoid if you have anxiety or depression. (2017). WebMD. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-avoid-foods-anxiety-depression

Gaynor, M.L. (2014). Diet and depression. Psychology Today. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-genetic-destiny/201410/diet-and-depression

Sathyanarayana Rao, T.S., Asha, M.R., Ramesh, B.N., & Jagannatha Rao, K.S. (2008). Understanding
nutrition, depression and mental illnesses. Indian Journal or Psychiatry, 50(2), 77-82. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Uscher, J. (n.d.). 3 food traps to avoid when you’re depressed. WebMd. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-food-traps#1

Zeratsky, K. (n.d.) Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/depression-and-diet/faq-20058241

Which Foods Combat Depression, Stress, and Anxiety?

Eating to beat stress and depression. (n.d.). Healthy Women/Women’s Day Magazine. Retrieved April,
2018 from https://healthprep.com/depression/8-foods-that-can-trigger-depression-symptoms/

Elliot, B. (2017). 6 Foods that help reduce anxiety. Healthline. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-foods-that-reduce-anxiety

Enos, D. (2012). Are you feeding your depression? Live Science. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.livescience.com/36264-depression-emotional-eating-vicious-cycle.html

Foods that help tame stress. 2017). WebMd. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.healthline.com/health/best-diets-for-mental-health#1

Lindseth, G., Helland, B., & Caspers, J. (2015). The effects of dietary tryptophan on affective disorders.
Archives of Public Nursing, 29(2), 102-107. Retrieved April, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393508/

McIntosh, J. (2018). What is serotonin and what does it do? Medical News Today. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/kc/serotonin-facts-232248

Schultz, R. (2016). These women treated their anxiety and depressin wit hfood. Here’s that they ate.
Healthline. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.healthline.com/health/best-diets-for-mental-health#1

Serani, D. (2011). Comfort foods improve moods. Psychology Today. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/two-takes-depression/201104/comfort-foods-improve-moods

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Uscher, J. (n.d.). 3 food traps to avoid when you’re depressed. WebMd. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-food-traps#1

Vogin, G.D. (n.d.). Health tip: Healthier comfort foods. WebMD. Retrieved April, 201 from
https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-tip-healthier-comfort-foods

Natural and Healthy Foods for Depression

Anderson, S.D., Cryan, J.F., & Dinan, T. (2017). The psychobiotic revolution: Mood, food, and the new
science of the gut-brain connection.
Washington, DC: National Geographic

Balch, J.F., Stengler, M. & Young Balch, R. (2011). Prescription for natural cures (Revised ed.): A self-care
guide to treating health problems with natural remedies including diet, nutrition, supplements, and other holistic methods.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Collins, R. & Schend, J. (2016). Depression and diet. Healthline. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/diet

Depression and diet. (n.d.). The Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/diet-recovery#1

McIntosh, J. (2018). What is serotonin and what does it do? Medical News Today. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/kc/serotonin-facts-232248

Sathyanarayana Rao, T.S., Asha, M.R., Ramesh, B.N., & Jagannatha Rao, K.S. (2008). Understanding
nutrition, depression and mental illnesses. Indian Journal or Psychiatry, 50(2), 77-82. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Schoffro Cook, M. (2007). The brain wash: A powerful, all-natural program to protect your brain against
Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, Parkinson’s and other diseases.
Mississauga, ON: John Wiley and Sons Canada.

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Wire, B. (n.d.). 8 foods that trigger depression symptoms. HealthPrep. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://healthprep.com/depression/8-foods-that-can-trigger-depression-symptoms/

Diet and Depression: Is Your Diet Causing Depression?

Anderson, S.D., Cryan, J.F., & Dinan, T. (2017). The psychobiotic revolution: Mood, food, and the new
science of the gut-brain connection
. Washington, DC: National Geographic

Balch, J.F., Stengler, M. & Young Balch, R. (2011). Prescription for natural cures (Revised ed.): A self-care
guide to treating health problems with natural remedies including diet, nutrition, supplements, and other holistic methods.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Depression and diet. (n.d.). The Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/diet-recovery#1

Depression, anxiety coming from gut, not head? (2018). BrainPhysics.com. Retrieved April, 2018 from
http://www.brainphysics.com/news/anxiety/depression-anxiety-coming-from-gut-not-head

Elliot, B. (2017). 6 Foods that help reduce anxiety. Healthline. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-foods-that-reduce-anxiety

Enos, D. (2012). Are you feeding your depression? Live Science. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.livescience.com/36264-depression-emotional-eating-vicious-cycle.html

Gaynor, M.L. (2014). Diet and depression. Psychology Today. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-genetic-destiny/201410/diet-and-depression

Sathyanarayana Rao, T.S., Asha, M.R., Ramesh, B.N., & Jagannatha Rao, K.S. (2008). Understanding
nutrition, depression and mental illnesses. Indian Journal or Psychiatry, 50(2), 77-82. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Schoffro Cook, M. (2007). The brain wash: A powerful, all-natural program to protect your brain against
Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, Parkinson’s and other diseases.
Mississauga, ON: John Wiley and Sons Canada.

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Uscher, J. (n.d.). 3 food traps to avoid when you’re depressed. WebMd. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-food-traps#1

Zeratsky, K. (n.d.) Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/depression-and-diet/faq-20058241

Will Ketogenic Diet Help Your Depression?

Bostock, E.C.S., Kirkby, K.C., & Taylor, B.V.M. (2017). The current state of the ketogenic diet in
psychiatry.
  Frontiers in Psychiatry. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00043/full  
 
Ede, G. (2017). Ketogenic diets for psyciatric disorders: A new 2017 review. Psychology Today. Retrieved
April, 2018 from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/diagnosis-diet/201706/ketogenic-diets-psychiatric-disorders-new-2017-review  

Eenfeldt, A. (2018). A ketogenic diet for beginners. Diet Doctor. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto  
 
Eenfeldt, A. (2018). What is ketosis? Diet Doctor. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/ketosis  
 
Miller, K. (2017). This reddit user swears the ketogenic diet made him less depressed—but is that
possible?
Women’s Health. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/ketogenic-diet-depression

Diet Plan for Depression and Anxiety

Action plan for overcoming depression. (n.d.). Food for the Brain. Retrieved April, 2018 from
http://www.foodforthebrain.org/nutrition-solutions/depression/action-plan-for-overcoming-depression.aspx

Balch, J.F., Stengler, M. & Young Balch, R. (2011). Prescription for natural cures (Revised ed.): A self-care
guide to treating health problems with natural remedies including diet, nutrition, supplements, and other holistic methods. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Depression and diet. (n.d.). WebMD. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/diet-recovery#1

Eating to beat stress and depression. (n.d.). Healthy Women. Retrieved April,
2018 from http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/eating-beat-stress-and-depression

McIntosh, J. (2018). What is serotonin and what does it do? Medical News Today. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/kc/serotonin-facts-232248

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Zeratsky, K. (n.d.) Junk food blues: Are depression and diet related? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/depression-and-diet/faq-20058241

How Vegan, Vegetarian, and Low-Carb Diets Affect Depression

Deans, E. (2012). You’re a vegetarian. Have you lost your mind? Psychology today. Retrieved April, 2018
from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201211/youre-vegetarian-have-you-lost-your-mind

Eating to beat stress and depression. (n.d.). Healthy Women. Retrieved April,
2018 from http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/eating-beat-stress-and-depression

Michalak, J., Zhang, X.C., & Jacobi, F. (2012). Vegetarian diet and mental disorders: results from a
representative community survey. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(67). Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3466124/

Sathyanarayana Rao, T.S., Asha, M.R., Ramesh, B.N., & Jagannatha Rao, K.S. (2008). Understanding
nutrition, depression and mental illnesses. Indian Journal or Psychiatry, 50(2), 77-82. Retrieved April, 2018 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/

Unger, K.V. & Cavender, L.H. (2015). Brain health for life: Beyond pills, politics, and popular diets.
Portland, OR: Inkwater Press.

Waldbieser, J. (2015). The scary mental health risks of going meatliess: Vegetarianism can come with
 some unexpected side effects.
Women’s Health. Retrieved April, 2018 from
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/side-effects-of-vegetarianism

Walton, A.G. (2017). Vegetarianism may be linked to depression, study suggests. Forbes. Retrieved April,
2018 from https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/08/25/vegetarianism-may-be-linked-to-depression-study-suggests/#4dc8be0771e8

APA Reference
NCC, T. (2018, May 24). References to Food and Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, October 17 from https://www.healthyplace.com/depression/food-and-depression/references-to-food-and-depression

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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