Do supplements help in mental illness?

Even primary school children know a good diet and proper nutrition is important if you want to be physically healthy.

Eat the wrong things or insufficient of the good things and chances are you’re destined to develop heart problems, diabetes or cancer.

But what about a person’s psychological health? How important is diet and nutrition in mental health? And is there any evidence that people treat or prevent mental illness by taking particular nutrients, supplements or vitamins?

So that’s what at least 15 international researchers sought to find out. Their quest was to look at all the latest evidence from the randomised controlled trials done since 2012 on nutrition and mental health and determine what, if anything, worked and for what condition.

Published in the most recent edition of the journal World Psychiatry, these researchers ended up doing ...

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