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Nutritional psychiatry emerges into the light

Nutritional medicine should be one of the mainstays of treatment for psychiatric conditions, says a Melbourne professor.

Andrew Scholey, a professor of brain and behavioural sciences at Swinburne University, says there is a growing body of evidence that early diet, and the diet of the mother, can affect the development of psychiatric disorders in later life.

“Interactions between diet and other aspects of