The Nutrition page provides information and resources to support wellness interventions with patients/clients.
Addressing Nutrition is Important
Both the underlying psychiatric disorders themselves, and the medications used to treat these disorders, can result in obesity, severe weight loss, major weight fluctuations, and great difficulty with managing good nutrition and healthy eating habits. A recovery plan needs to include healthy eating to improve self care and the care of others.
The meaning of food and its place in our individual and collective lives must be addressed in order for individuals to make necessary changes. Many patients/clients suffer from comorbid medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or are at risk of developing these and other conditions. Nutrition plays a key role in addressing these conditions. Research is also beginning to show that particular diets may themselves be an important element in treating or preventing depression.