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The Best Foods for Mania and Depression

The types of food we eat can have a big impact on our body and mind, and sometimes even more so when there’s a psychological problem like depression or bipolar disorder.

Depression can be debilitating on its own, but bipolar is characterized by periods of being “up” (mania) and “down” (depression) that can be disruptive to a person’s life. While medications and psychotherapy are important allies against these conditions, here are 12 dietary considerations to help in the battle…

1. Salmon

This delicacy of the sea (and lake) is “one of the healthiest foods around,” according to BPHope.com. In particular, the source says the omega-3 fatty acids present in this delicious fish are a key to a healthy body and mind.

Aside from omega-3, salmon apparently also packs a healthy punch of protein for long-term energy, as well as tyrosine, which is essential in the production of neurotransmitters linked to mood regulation including dopamine and norepinephrine, adds the source.

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