Better diet helps beat depression

Within months, the patient’s anxiety had disappeared and her mood was upbeat

Amy, a 45-year-old mother-of-three, presented with mild symptoms of depression and anxiety.


She had been seeing a psychologist for a year and her symptoms had improved but she was still dysthymic on most days, with low motivation and frequent feelings of anxiety or being overwhelmed.

She struggled to get through her demanding work day.

The opportunity to discuss her diet arose when Amy was diagnosed with hypercholesterolaemia.

She admitted that her diet was not good as she had increased intake of