Can you eat your way to a better mental state? For a number of individuals suffering from various forms of depression, a simple diet change can help to relieve that persistent “down” feeling. Maintaining a healthy diet is key for both physical and mental health and should be considered prior to prescription options for depression. Before taking antidepressants, try these simple diet tips to combat your depression.
Consulting Your Doctor and Your Nutritionist
Regardless of your specific struggles with depression, it is important to consult with both your doctor and your nutritionist prior to making any major diet changes. Experienced doctors will have a list of nutritionists they recommend who may even be able to collaborate with your doctor to create a personalized diet plan. Even the smallest changes to your diet can cause major differences in your mental and physical health, so consulting a team of professionals is best for the safest, and best results.
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Dr. Ronald Fieve is an internationally renowned Clinical Psychopharmacologist specializing in the areas of Bipolar I and Bipolar ll disorders and Clinical Depression. Also specializing in the avoidance of weight gain while using mood stabilizing medications, Dr. Fieve is the premier choice for mental health management in New York. We work with Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Medicare, Optum, United Behavioral Health and Value Options. Contact our office today for a consultation to discuss your treatment options.