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The Diet Connection to Anxiety, Depression and other Neurological Disorders
Oct 31st, 2012 by Dennis McInerney

Despite the number of neurotropic drugs introduce over the past three decades, there has been an astonishing increase in neurological disorders in the United States. An article in “Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry”, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring, 2005, written by Robert Whitaker, states that “The number of Americans disabled by mental illness has nearly doubled since 1987, when Prozac-the first in a second generation of wonder drugs for mental illness-was introduced.” Mr. Whitaker also documents that in placebo controlled studies involving anxiety, depression and other neurological disorders, relapse was significantly higher in the pharmacotherapy groups as compared to those taking a placebo.

Maybe it’s time for a paradigm shift in the way we address anxiety, depression and other neurological disorders. A number of published studies have looked at the connection between diet and mood, as well as, how the availability of neurotransmitter precursors and other metabolic co-factor impact the synthesis of neurotransmitters.

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