Volume 50, Number 5
Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field of study that investigates the role of diet and nutrition in mental health. A recent study on dietary patterns of persons with mental disorders found sociodemographic factors, rather than diagnosis of mental disorders, influence dietary quality of people with depressive and psychotic disorders. Awareness of reasons behind nuanced poor dietary choices will enable clinicians to provide targeted psychoeducation to specific groups of patients. Further innovative strategies may also help alleviate adverse outcomes and burden.