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How is your mental health related to your eating habits?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depression
Enjoying our food activates the pleasure-sensing portions of our brains.
Also, good nutrition plays a prominent role in our mental health. A more specific example of the relationship between eating and mental health involves depression. In typical depression, folks will start eating less; in atypical depression, folks will tend to overeat and snack often.

In brief: Depression
Enjoying our food activates the pleasure-sensing portions of our brains.
Also, good nutrition plays a prominent role in our mental health. A more specific example of the relationship between eating and mental health involves depression. In typical depression, folks will start eating less; in atypical depression, folks will tend to overeat and snack often.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wish we knew.
Though we don't know why, mental health problems seem to cause a deterioration in eating habits --- overeating, not eating, eating junk foods all the time.

In brief: Wish we knew.
Though we don't know why, mental health problems seem to cause a deterioration in eating habits --- overeating, not eating, eating junk foods all the time.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Danielle Biggs
Clinical Psychology
In brief: It varies
Eating problems such as over-eating or having no appetite can be symptoms related to diagnoses such as depression or anxiety.
Eating habits could also relate to disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia.

In brief: It varies
Eating problems such as over-eating or having no appetite can be symptoms related to diagnoses such as depression or anxiety.
Eating habits could also relate to disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia.
Dr. Danielle Biggs
Dr. Danielle Biggs
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