ORCID

Lina Begdache: 0000-0001-5213-6979

Document Type

Presentation

Date

Fall 10-9-2020

Keywords

anxiety, depression, prophylactic, therapeutic, approach

Language

English

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

The rising prevalence of anxiety and depression, commonly known as mental distress, and their associated health care costs necessitate a change in disease management. To improve outcome, there is a need to move away from the one size fits all approach and personalize mental health prevention and treatment strategies. One of the major modifiable risk factors for mental distress is the diet. Nevertheless, there is a need to consider a couple of dimensions when personalizing dietary intake to support mental health. There is a clear divergence in the prevalence of mental distress among young adults (18-29 years old) and their older counterparts (30 years and older) as well as between gender. These discrepancies are due to the incomplete maturation of the prefrontal cortex in young adults and the differential brain connectivity and cortical volume between men and women, respectively. This talk will address some of my research findings along with others to support the hypothesis that personalization of mental distress prophylactic and therapeutic approaches that may significantly improve mental health outcome.

The rising prevalence of anxiety and depression, commonly known as mental distress, and their associated health care costs necessitate a change in disease management. To improve outcome, there is a need to move away from the one size fits all approach and personalize mental health prevention and treatment strategies. One of the major modifiable risk factors for mental distress is the diet. Nevertheless, there is a need to consider a couple of dimensions when personalizing dietary intake to support mental health. There is a clear divergence in the prevalence of mental distress among young adults (18-29 years old) and their older counterparts (30 years and older) as well as between gender. These discrepancies are due to the incomplete maturation of the prefrontal cortex in young adults and the differential brain connectivity and cortical volume between men and women, respectively. This talk will address some of my research findings along with others to support the hypothesis that personalization of mental distress prophylactic and therapeutic approaches that may significantly improve mental health outcome.

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