When approaching a mental health expert, the first round of treatment mostly includes a couple of tests to rule out other medical conditions that might be causing depression, anxiety or related symptoms. The tests involve checking for nutrient deficiencies in the body which could have a direct impact on your mood. From Vitamin D to B-12, lack of all these are held responsible for causing mental health problems.
Dr Bhavna Barmi, Senior Clinical Psychologist at Fortis Escorts, New Delhi, agrees with this and says:
Manjari Chandra, Consultant, Nutrition at Max Multi Speciality Centre, New Delhi, emphasises this further in the following manner:
However, she adds, that these prescriptions are only for behavioural problems.
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