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The Link Between Sugar and Depression

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Matthew Zhang

on 13 December 2017

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think, and behave. Many emotional and physical pains can occur.
-involves an imbalance of the biochemical in the brain that affect mood and behavior

-A family history of depression seems to increase the risk of you getting the genes.

-External factors such as low self-esteem from childhood can cause lifelong depression
Lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities
Significant weight loss or weight gain
Difficulty sleeping of excessive sleeping
Loss of energy
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
Difficulty in making decisions
Recurrent thoughts of death and suicide
Alcohol or drug misuse
Anxiety, panic disorder or social phobia
And Many More!

Symptoms and Signs

-Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
The Link Between Sugar and Depression

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Does the claim involve multiple unassociated disorders?
Depression & Schizophrenia

By: Patrick, Matthew, Christian
Summary of Article
What is the agenda?
Reducing sugar intake
What kind of language does it use?
Are there claims of exclusivity?

Is there mention of a conspiracy of any kind?

Is there a money trail or a passionate belief involved?
Maybe - he wants you to claim your free ebooks
What is the source?
Were real scientific processes involved?
Yes - a variety of studies are published
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Is there expertise?
Slide 13:
Thank you to the Audience
(A lot of scientific studies and magazine articles cited)
This article talks about how sugary foods have an impact on your brain.
- Diets high in sugar lead to a higher risk of depression
- Sugar damages your body in a variety of ways
- To be healthy, you should not expose yourself to wireless technologies
What is Sugar?
Sugar, more commonly known as C6H12O6, is a chemical compound that causes depression

- Found in many processed foods
- Many people are consuming large amounts of sugar that can severely affect their physical and mental health
Ya he a doctor
Works Cited
Rice, Timothy. "An overlooked cause of depression." Life Extension, Aug. 2016. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A466297173/GPS? u=ko_k12hs_d73&sid=GPS&xid=7c4ac424. Accessed 11 Dec. 2017.

Lozano, Andres M. and Helen S. Mayberg. "Treating Depression at the Source." Scientific American, vol. 312, no. 2, Feb. 2015, p. 68. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sch&AN=100461892&site=scirc-live.

Docksai, Rick. "Long-Term Risks of Psychiatric Drugs." Futurist, vol. 47, no. 3, May/Jun2013, p. 12. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=sch&AN=86889460&site=scirc-live.

"Depression (major depressive disorder)"
Mayo Clinic
. August 16, 2017. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20356007

Ranna Parekh, https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression



Mayo Clinic, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20350985

Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/depression

Is this website legit?
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