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On Wednesday, May 28, a University of Canterbury psychology professor will publicly lecture on the issue of nutrition and its link to mental health and its role in the treatment of mental illness. The lecture will take place at the New Zealand university and include information from the latest NZ health survey.
"My lecture next week will discuss data that show food choices can be risk factors for many psychiatric problems. I will also discuss research demonstrating that broad spectrum micronutrients can help treat some mental illnesses with robust effects being observed across different disorders, different researchers and different countries," Professor Rucklidge says.
Professor Julia Rucklidge hopes to use the public lecture to raise awareness and funding for nutritional research in mental illness study.
"With more funding, we have the potential to determine to what extent nutrients may be helpful in treating mental disorders, which disorders are most likely to benefit and why. We are also interested in determining whether the effects of nutrients can be sustained in the long-term," Professor Rucklidge says.
You can see a short interview with Professor Rucklidge on this topic at this link.
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