chapter  16
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Depression and Psychiatric Disorders

Diet and nutrition is a well-studied, critical part of many disease states that commonly affect women including obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. However, much less is known regarding the role of diet and nutrition in psychiatric disorders such as depression and other mood disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. This chapter will review the available data on diet and nutrition and psychiatric disorders, with a specific focus on women.