Rumour: Proper nutrition has no impact on the ability to treat mental health.
Truth: This is false.
According to a study published in Clinical Psychological Science, including a nutrition intervention in the combination of therapies given to someone with a severe mental illness will help their recovery. Researchers found that a healthy diet improved the quality of life in these patients.
- Rucklidge, J. J., & Kaplan, B. J. (2016). Nutrition and Mental Health. Clinical Psychological Science, 4(6), 1082–1084. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702616641050