Expert Q&A

An Antidepressant Diet

Topics: Antidepressants | Depression | Free Articles | Nutrition

TCPR: A few years ago, your group conducted the first clinical trial of diet on depression. Where did you get the idea for that? Dr. Jacka: We had a decade of observational evidence linking the quality of people’s diets to their risk for depression. Those findings were pretty consistent across countries, cultures, and age groups: A healthy diet is

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l-Methylfolate for Depression: Costly Mistake or Good Thinking?

Topics: Antidepressants | CAM Treatments | Deplin | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Folate | Folic Acid | l-methylfolate | methylfolate | Natural Medications | Nutrition | Pharmacology | Pharmacology Tips | Psychopharmacology | Psychopharmacology Tips | Treatment-Resistant Depression

Folate (Vitamin B9) has a long track record as a low-cost, low-risk augmentation strategy in depression. It’s also available in a more expensive form, l-methylfolate (Deplin), that promises better results but at a premium price. So, is the cost worth it? Folate pathwaysFolate (the natural form of folic acid) is a B vitamin that’s important in psych

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