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The Correlation Between Depression and Nutrition

Evaluate abnormal behavior and major theoretical perspectives on treatment as it pertains to the correlation between depression and nutrition also examine the five Axis diagnosis system as it pertains to the topic.

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1. Evaluate abnormal behaviour and major theoretical perspectives on treatment as it pertains to the correlation between depression and nutrition also examine the five Axis diagnosis systems as it pertains to the topic.

The standard approach to treating depression involves drug therapy and/or psychotherapy. Both have shown some promise in reducing the behavioral symptoms (also referred to abnormal behaviour as it deviates from the "normal?behaviour patterns that most people have) associated with a diagnosis of clinical depression as described in Axis 1 of the DSM-IV-TR, which has mental disorders classifies under 5 Axis. However, theories have known shown that nutition is a key player in treating depression (see discussion below and the artcile attached as well).

On Axis I of the DSM-IV-TR, depression is classified as a Mood Disorders. The DSM-IV organizes each psychiatric diagnosis into five levels (axes) relating to different aspects of disorder or disability:

o Axis I: clinical disorders, including major mental disorders, as well as developmental and learning disorders
o Axis II: underlying pervasive or personality conditions, as well as mental retardation
o Axis III: Acute medical conditions and physical disorders.
o Axis IV: psychosocial and environmental factors contributing to the disorder
o Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning or Children's Global Assessment Scale for children and teens under the age of 18.

Examples:

(1) Common Axis I disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, phobias, and schizophrenia.

(2) Common Axis II disorders include personality disorders: paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality ...

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Evaluates abnormal behavior and major theoretical perspectives on treatment as it pertains to the correlation between depression and nutrition and also examines the five Axis diagnosis system (DSM-IV-TR) as it pertains to the topic. Supplemented with additional information on the relationship between depression and nutrition.

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