International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research consensus position statement: nutritional medicine in modern psychiatry.
In recent years, there has been an unprecedented growth in both the quantity and methodological quality of research directed at exploring the relationship between nutrition and mental health. Indeed, the strength of data has now afforded nutritional medicine a place in the mainstream psychiatric discourse (1).
Robust associations have been established between nutritional quality and mental health, with the bulk of this evidence indicating a protective effect of healthy diets on depressed mood (2), and the newest research supporting a detrimental impact of unhealthy diets on the mental health of young people (3,4) and adults (5,7).
There are also convincing data supporting the application of certain nutrient-based supplements (nutraceuticals) as monotherapy or combined therapy (8), or as augmentation therapy (9).
Although the growth in scientific research related to nutrition in psychiatry may be recent, it is now at a stage where it can no longer be ignored. In light of this, we aim to provide a platform to move towards a new integrated paradigm in psychiatry whereby nutritional considerations (both educational and prescriptive) can be considered “mainstream” (1). To this end, we present a consensus position statement from the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR).
Sarris Jerome, Logan Alan C, Akbaraly Tasnime N, Paul Amminger G, Balanzá-Martínez Vicent, Freeman Marlene P, Hibbeln Joseph, Matsuoka Yutaka, Mischoulon David, Mizoue Tetsuya, Nanri Akiko, Nishi Daisuke, Parletta N, Ramsey Drew, Rucklidge Julia J, Sanchez-Villegas Almudena, Scholey Andrew, Su Kuan-Pin, Jacka Felice N:
World Psychiatry 14(3):370-371, 2015a 26407799