There are many beneficial and injurious food choices to choose from now a days. From processed food purchased from a fast food restaurant to organic, fresh food purchased at a local grocery store, which is the right choice for our mental health? To begin, it is important to make smart food choices. In a recent study with more than 1000 women from diverse sections of Australia, it was found those who followed the national dietary guidelines were less likely to have depression or anxiety. When looking at depression and anxiety, the proportional rates of teenagers has doubled in the last thirty years (). Taking note of the studies done, perhaps if following the national dietary guidelines was more accessible and common, the possibility of prevention would increase. To continue, as many good foods are out there, there are also many unhealthy choices. Foods to avoid would contain saturated fats, like animal fat, butter, cream, and whole milk. The reason why these foods should be avoided is because they affect us negatively. Things such as refined sugars inflame our body and assault our immune system, affecting our hormones and leaving us vulnerable to common and disabling illnesses such as depression. Although foods such as cookies, candy, etc. are comforting and make us feel better, we are only given a short, temporary burst of energy due to blood sugar increasing. On the other hand, healthier foods will provide a much longer lasting effect. A healthy diet is very important to one’s mental health and should contain many things. Sources of protein like fish, chicken, red meat, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds are important because protein assists to release the beneficial brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine, which work together to increase your energy level, enhance your concentration and make you more alert. Dairy products such as yogurt, milk and cheese, low-fat preferred such as feta or skim-milk cheeses are important because they contain tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that your body uses to produce serotonin, a chemical that people who have depression often have a low levels of. Vegetables and fruit are useful because they’re high in fibre and antioxidants. Fiber is important for mental health Asparagus, orange juice and spinach are…
Children's Mental Health
• Biological and environmental factors, which contribute to a child’s mental health.
• Qualities and practices of early childhood education programs, which can have a positive impact on a child’s social/emotional development and overall mental health.
• Strategies a preschool teacher can implement to intentionally foster a child’s mental health and well-being.
There is a significant research to practice gap in the area of mental health practices…
Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
The WHO defines health as a state of complete
physical, mental, and social wellness, not merely the
absence of disease or infirmity.
Mental health is influenced by individual factors,
including biologic makeup, autonomy, and
independence, self-esteem, capacity for growth, vitality,
ability to find meaning in life, resilience or hardiness,
sense of belonging, reality orientation, and coping or
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A Critical Comparison of Causation and Method of Suicide in Lithuania and Pakistan
The World Health organisation lists very diverse reasons for global mortality, such as cancer,
accidents, drowning, alcohol poisoning, and homicides. One of them is suicide, which has
become a global phenomenon. According to the World Health Organisation (2008) cited in
Varnik (2012, p. 760), suicides are estimated amount to 782 thousand in the…
that you would expect a client to utilize the following defense mechanisms:
· Repression: A traumatized soldier has no recollection of the details of a close brush with death.
· Denial: A smoker concludes that the evidence linking cigarette use to health problems is scientifically worthless.
· Projection: A woman who dislikes her boss thinks she like her boss but feels that the boss doesn't like her.
· Rationalization: A student watches TV instead of studying, saying that "additional study wouldn't…
This essay reflects on working with a mental health patient who was admitted to medical ward. James Finn is a 28 year old man who lives on his own in the community and suffers from schizophrenia. James is well known to the community mental health team who usually organising his care and treatment. James was brought to hospital after becoming unwell and upon medical investigations he was admitted to the ward for further treatment. James was notably underweight and dehydrated on admission. After…
reaches the brain, it causes distorted feelings, slower coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and disrupted learning as well as memory.
Marijuana has a variety of short and long term effects, especially on your heart and mental health. It raises your heart rate by twenty to one hundred percent shortly after smoking it, your raised heart rate can last up to 3 hours. This might eventually cause heart palpitations.
Marijuana is very irritating to your lungs as well which can…
The Analysis of Mental Health and Adolescents
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. - Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
As teenagers go through stages of puberty, one may become emotionally confused about different events. Teenagers…
Mental Health Disorders
Anxiety service name – ANXIETY TREATMENT AUSTRALIA
Anxiety location – 365 BURWOOD ROAD HAWTHORN 3112
Anxiety website URL – http://www.anxietyaustralia.com.au/
The anxiety treatment Australia offers a numerous amount of help for people in need of anxiety treatment. Some of the offers include ‘Generalized Anxiety Disorder’ and this is where the patient gets over excessive worrying, there is also the ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ and a good example that…
Summary paper: Mental health affects the physical health
Summary Paper on how Mental Health Affects the Physical Health
Burning your hand in a fire affects a person both the physical and psychological sides of the incident. You have the physical with scarring, blistering, redness, swelling, and other possible issues that could be related to the burn. There is another side to burning your hand and that is the psychological aspects and they are as impactful as the…
Mental Illness Paper: ADHD
Contrary to popular belief ADHD is not a new disorder but rather one that has been long in the making. Records of adhd date back to as far as the early 1800’s. In 1845 Dr. Hoffman, a physician who focused on medical books on psychiatry, wrote unique descriptions about children’s behaviors, such as fidgety Philip. Dr. Hoffman wrote stories for children about children, in doing so he created the first known record of adhd…