Diet & Nutrition
Families Interested In The Nutritional Aspect Of Serious Mental Illness (NZ) – Any families who are interested and think it would benefit them to discuss nutrition and the connection with serious mental illness with a mother who has researched this area for 15 years, with some success, are invited to contact Julie by phone or write to: Nutritional Support, C/- Supporting Families in Mental Illness Auckland, PO Box 78122 Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1245.
Nutrition & Psychiatry (US) – In this issue, Jacka et al. present data regarding the association of dietary patterns with depression and anxiety. Jacka and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study in Australia in which adult women were randomly selected. A comprehensive food frequency questionnaire was developed to reflect 12-month eating habits, and it was administered to each subject. The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR was utilized to assess psychiatric disorders, with particular focus on major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and anxiety disorders. The 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) was also used to quantify psychiatric symptoms.