Mental Health and Food

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing


The goal of the course is that students will learn about nutrition and mental health, the consequences of poor nutrition, the role of different diets on mental health, how nutrients exert their effects on mental health chemically, and the potential for nutritional therapies in treating mental illness. In addition, non-nutritional components (natural and additives) of food will be explored in the context of neurological effects to give the student an appreciation of the emerging importance of non-nutritive food components in mental health.


PSYC335 and subject to Head of Department approval.