// Effects of dietary patterns in clinically depressed female individuals: a case study //
Authors: Ram Martinez and Gaddiel Puzon
Depressive disorders impose a significant economic and health burden on developing countries. MDD (major depressive disorder) and dysthymic disorder are the most commonly diagnosed forms of depression. Its symptoms include, among others, increased sadness and anxiety, mood swings, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, while dysthymic disorder presents a milder version of MDD. The growing evidence in recent years suggests a complex relationship between diet and depression. The diet can have an impact on the course and development of depression and cases of depression, in turn can develop an unhealthy dietary pattern. MDD is considered one of the main causes of disability related to the disease among women. With prevalence estimates ranging between 3.3-3.4% in developing countries alone, worldwide, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, in fact, the global burden of depression is now a major concern of public health.
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