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Mental health: new horizons in nutrition research and dietetic practice

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The role of nutrition in both the aetiology and management

    of mental health disorders is a rapidly growing area

    of research, and has implications for translation into practice.

    Mental illness is common. One in five (20%) Australians

    aged 16–85 experience a mental illness in any year,

    and it is estimated that almost half (45%) of Australians

    will experience a mental illness sometime during their lifetime.

    1 The most common mental illnesses are depressive

    disorders, anxiety and substance abuse, which often occur

    in combination.1 In 2011–2012, there were 3.0 million

    Australians (13.6%) who reported having a mental illness

    condition, an increase from 11.2% in 2007–2008 and

    9.6% in 2001.2 Mood (affective) problems, which include

    depression, were most prevalent (2.1 million people or

    9.7% of the population) followed by anxiety-related problems

    (850 100 people or 3.8%). The onset of mental illness

    is typically around mid-to-late adolescence and Australian

    youth aged 18–24 years have the highest prevalence of

    mental illness than any other age group. Over one in four

    (26%) young Australians experience a mental illness

    every year, with anxiety disorders particularly common

    (14%).

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Charlton, K. E. (2015). Mental health: new horizons in nutrition research and dietetic practice. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72 (1), 2-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84925874189

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2704

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 72

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • The role of nutrition in both the aetiology and management

    of mental health disorders is a rapidly growing area

    of research, and has implications for translation into practice.

    Mental illness is common. One in five (20%) Australians

    aged 16–85 experience a mental illness in any year,

    and it is estimated that almost half (45%) of Australians

    will experience a mental illness sometime during their lifetime.

    1 The most common mental illnesses are depressive

    disorders, anxiety and substance abuse, which often occur

    in combination.1 In 2011–2012, there were 3.0 million

    Australians (13.6%) who reported having a mental illness

    condition, an increase from 11.2% in 2007–2008 and

    9.6% in 2001.2 Mood (affective) problems, which include

    depression, were most prevalent (2.1 million people or

    9.7% of the population) followed by anxiety-related problems

    (850 100 people or 3.8%). The onset of mental illness

    is typically around mid-to-late adolescence and Australian

    youth aged 18–24 years have the highest prevalence of

    mental illness than any other age group. Over one in four

    (26%) young Australians experience a mental illness

    every year, with anxiety disorders particularly common

    (14%).

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Charlton, K. E. (2015). Mental health: new horizons in nutrition research and dietetic practice. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72 (1), 2-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84925874189

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2704

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 2

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 72

Issue


  • 1