PSYC477

Mental Health and Food

15 points

Not offered 2021, offered in 2018, 2019, 2020

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Description

The goal of the course is that students will learn about nutrition and mental health, the consequences of poor nutrition, the role of different diets on mental health, how nutrients exert their effects on mental health chemically, and the potential for nutritional therapies in treating mental illness. In addition, non-nutritional components (natural and additives) of food will be explored in the context of neurological effects to give the student an appreciation of the emerging importance of non-nutritive food components in mental health.

Pre-requisites

PSYC335 and subject to Head of Department approval.