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Suffering from mental health problem like depression? These nutrients may help treat it

Are you consistently feeling sad and down? Have you lost pleasure in daily activities? If yes, you are suffering from depression.

Written by Editorial Team | Published : May 30, 2019 11:13 AM IST


The term "mental health" refers to being emotionally, psychologically, and socially healthy. It affects our feelings, beliefs, and behaviour. It affects our ability to handle stress, engage with others, and make wise decisions. Mental wellness is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence to adulthood. As a result, self-esteem is increased, anxiety is decreased, coping skills are strengthened, and community and social functioning are all improved. In addition, supportive psychotherapy aids clients in addressing problems associated with their mental health illnesses, which impact the rest of their lives: Dr Ruchi Singh Sr., Resident department of psychology NIIMS, shares seven majorly used mental health therapies.


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Vitamin B6: According to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, people with depression are found to have low levels of vitamin B6 which is known to help in the conversion of 5-HTP or tryptophan into serotonin, a chemical known to boost your mood. Some of the food sources of this vitamin include fish, soya beans, bread, chicken etc.  Also Read - COVID-19 Live Updates: 610 Cases of XBB.1.16 Variant Found In India, Reveals INSACOG Data



Vitamin B9: Also known as folic acid, deficiency of this vitamin can cause low serotonin levels in the blood. Some of its food sources include eggs, citrus fruits, broccoli etc.



Vitamin D: This vitamin is known to boost your mood. And, its low level is thought to be responsible for depression. Some of the food sources of this condition includes fatty fishes like salmon and tuna, cheese, egg yolk etc.


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