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Dieting and Depression

By January 21, 2013

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If you are dieting in the new year, please be aware of the importance of good nutrition in maintaining a level mood. Deficiencies in the B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and various minerals can all cause symptoms of depression. When you cut calories, you may also be cutting out adequate levels out these vital nutrients. If you're in doubt about whether you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet, consider supplementing.

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February 1, 2007 at 3:45 pm
(1) Emma Jenny Taylor says:

This site is great

January 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm
(2) Colon Cleanse Geek says:

Great post, so appreciated your comment on dieting and not getting enough nutrients. In March we always saw a high amount of patients, who due to extreme low calorie diets, ended up with other health related issues. Your article really hit home:-)

March 4, 2013 at 1:41 am
(3) James says:

Hi I have been diagnosed with a major depressive disorder.
I have been on strong medication on Mirtazapine for aournd 7 / 8 years now. This has been very difficult as the drug is working but there is a numbness feeling emotionally.
I do have a very difficult time just getting out the house,getting out of bed most times.
I have lost a career job working as a pathology collector because I could not concentrate and was forgetting a whole lot of information
at the time of my training. I had applied for the navy as there was a time about three and a half years ago, where I had pneumonia
was not taking my medication. After getting better from my illness,
I refrained from taking my medication and seemed to be ok for a period. This seemed a glimer of hope, for me to re-apply as I had done before, but realised that I did not pass the psych test due to being on Mirtazapine in the first instance. During my re application,
my depressive symtoms re-emerged out of the blue about six months
later and I was unble to sleep etc. After 7, 8 months or so I was unble to function properly.
I had my application revoked, as I was deemed not mentally fit for the defence force..
Since loosing my career job with the pathology collection and having no real prospects for a career, i applied to recieve a disability pension, but was knocked back.
with a doctors and psychaitric nurse report of having major depresive disorder.
I have since been having struggling with my job network provider, to up my hours at my normal job which I am already struggling to do.
I have seen a mulitude of psychologists and psychiatrists and a pyschaitric nusre ( for a long period of time)..
I have found that the system in my case has let me down, I cannot understand why the government has not recongised my condition
I cannot live a normal life, everything has been so hard and feel very elt down by the system.

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