Depression and anxiety disorders are exploding in prevalence. It is believed that at least 3 million Australians, at any given time, suffer from these conditions. And, while we do have standard medication for many psychiatric and psychological conditions, research shows that anywhere between 60-90% of people prescribed antidepressants fail to get a benefit that is superior to placebo. What these statistics suggest is that we are not addressing the underlying causes. The fact is that depression and anxiety disorders are multifactorial conditions that require a wholistic approach to treatment.
In this episode Andrew interviews dietician Belinda Reynolds on the numerous contributing factors that underpin mood disorders and explores the role of nutrition and lifestyle as an essential component to clinical therapy.
Belinda Reynolds is a dietitian and Education Manager at BioCeuticals. She graduated with an Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and has been involved in the complementary medicine industry for over 15 years. Her key interests are immune modulation, the human microbiome and the impact they have on overall health.
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