Food, mood, and brain health: implications for the modern clinician

Mo Med. 2015 Mar-Apr;112(2):111-5.


Improved, innovative strategies are needed for the prevention and promotion of recovery from mental illness as these disorders leading cause of disability worldwide. This article will review the evidence linking dietary pattern to brain-based illnesses and provide an overview of the mechanisms that underlie the association between brain health and the food we eat. Considerations for dietary intervention will be discussed including encouraging a shift towards a traditional or whole foods dietary pattern.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Affect* / drug effects
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diet therapy
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / rehabilitation*
  • Brain* / drug effects
  • Diet, Mediterranean*
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health*
  • Physician's Role*
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome