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Kevin Williamson
The Mental Health Foundation
The Food Commission (The Food Magazine)
Sweet Poison: Why Sugar Makes Us Fat
Nutrition and Addiction - a handbook
Stansfield et al., 2015 - Early-life lead exposure recapitulates the selective loss of parvalbumin-positive GABAergic interneurons and subcortical dopamine system hyperactivity present in schizophrenia.
NHS Choices
30 Jan 2011 - Scientific American - Diets Low In Omega-3 Linked to Depressive Behavior In Mice
4 March 2011 - Nutraingredients - Refining the omega-3 'policy gap' that feeds global deficiencies
5 Sept 2011 - NatureNews - Mental disorders affect more than a third of Europeans
8 Oct 2012 - Reuters UK - Study to examine if fatty acids lower veterans' suicide risk
12 Dec 2012 - MedicalXpress - Could ending your fatty food habit cause withdrawal symptoms and depression?
15 Jan 2013 - BMJ - Science Souring on Sugar
30 Apr 2013 - BBC Radio 4 - Constant Cravings: Does Food Addiction Exist?
30 Jul 2013 - Generation game: Effects of omega-3 deficiency may worsen over consecutive generations
Kenny 2010 - Reward mechanisms in obesity: new insights and future directions
Eating disorder symptomatology and substance use disorders: prevalence and shared risk in a population based twin sample.
Trevizol et al 2011 - Comparison of omega-6, trans and omega-3 fatty acids on repeated amphetamine exposure: a possible factor for the development of mania.
Corwin et al 2011 - Feeding and reward: perspectives from three rat models of binge eating.
Moghe et al 2011 - Histone modifications and alcohol-induced liver disease: Are altered nutrients the missing link?
Johnson et al 2011 - ADHD: is it time to reappraise the role of sugar consumption?
Grabrucker et al 2011 - Brain-Delivery of Zinc-Ions as Potential Treatment for Neurological Diseases: Mini Review
Garber & Lustig 2011 - Is fast food addictive?
Nature Editorial 2011 - Brain Burdens
Sharma et al 2012 - Adaptations in brain reward circuitry underlie palatable food cravings and anxiety induced by high-fat diet withdrawal.
Choudhry et al 2013 - Body Weight and ADHD: Examining the Role of Self-Regulation
Syed & Lioutas 2013 - Tobacco-alcohol amblyopia: a diagnostic dilemma
Alcohol, mental health and wellbeing
Root et al 2010 - Patterns of co-morbidity of eating disorders and substance use in Swedish females
Page & Brewster 2009 Depiction of food as having drug-like properties in televised food advertisements directed at children: portrayals as pleasure enhancing and addictive
Pelchat 2009 - Food addiction in humans
Buydens-Branchey et al 2009 - Low plasma levels of docosahexaenoic acid are associated with an increased relapse vulnerability in substance abusers
Reissig et al 2009 - Caffeinated energy drinks--a growing problem
Corsica & Spring 2008 - Carbohydrate craving: a double-blind, placebo-controlled test of the self-medication hypothesis
Lavialle et al 2008 - An omega-3-deficient diet disturbs daily locomotor activity, melatonin rhythm, and striatal dopamine in Syrian hamsters.
Avena et al 2008 - Evidence for sugar addiction: behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake
Buydens-Branchey et al 2008 - Associations between increases in plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids following supplementation and decreases in anger and anxiety in substance abusers
Buydens-Branchey and Branchey 2008 - Long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids decrease feelings of anger in substance abusers
Buydens-Branchey & Branchey 2006 - Omega-3 PUFA for anxiety in substance abusers
Virmani et al 2005 - Effects of Metabolic Modifiers Such as Carnitines, Coenzyme Q10, and PUFAs against Neurotoxic Insults
Rivera et al 2015 - The role of maternal obesity in the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders
Buydens-Branchey et al 2003 - PUFA status and relapse vulnerability in cocaine addicts
Buydens-Branchey & Branchey 2003 - Association between low plasma levels of cholesterol and relapse in cocaine addicts
Colantuoni et al 2002 - Evidence that intermittent, excessive sugar intake causes endogenous opioid dependence.
11 March 2015 - Biology News Net - Rat brains point to lead's role in schizophrenia
12 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Does food addiction exist? Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition
18 July 2014 - MNT - Can fish oil protect against brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?
02 August 2014 - Conference notes - FAB Research conference: Sugar, fat, food and addiction: New approaches to the public health crisis
14 October 2014 - Science Daily - New approaches needed for people with serious mental illnesses in criminal justice system
Epperson et al., 2014 - Envisioning the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions.
24 October 2014 - ProHealth - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Brain Volume
27 October 2014 - Science Daily - People with mental health disorders twice as likely to have heart disease or stroke
01 November 2014 - MNT - Teen binge drinking linked to long-term brain changes
17 January 2015 - ScienceDaily - Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep
Chan et al., 2015 - The Acute Effects of Alcohol on Sleep Electroencephalogram Power Spectra in Late Adolescence
Galland, 2014 - The Gut Microbiome and the Brain
04 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Schizophrenia, depression, addiction: Different mental disorders cause same brain-matter loss
Goodkind et al., 2015 - Identification of a Common Neurobiological Substrate for Mental Illness.
20 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Want pizza, chocolate, French fries? Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating
Schulte et al., 2015 - Which foods may be addictive?
18 Feb 2015 - The Conversation - Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent
Meule and Gearhardt 2014 - Food Addiction in the Light of DSM-5
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
Berk et al 2013 - The promise of N-acetylcysteine in neuropsychiatry.
Rucklidge & Kaplan 2013 - Broad-spectrum micronutrient formulas for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms: a systematic review.
24 Aug 2015 - The Guardian - Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison
20 Aug 2015 - Medscape - Omega-3 Treatment Shows Long-term Psychosis Prevention
Wise et al 2016 - Reduced dietary intake of simple sugars alters perceived sweet taste intensity but not perceived pleasantness
1 Dec 2015 - Foodnavigator - Sugar addiction much harder to address than salt
06 March 2016 - Nutraingredients - Caffeine opinion not measuring effect of 5 Red Bulls and a bottle of vodka: EFSA
18 April 2016 - Food Navigator - Excess sugar consumption ‘similar to cocaine addiction', says study
Page et al 2013 - Effects of fructose vs glucose on regional cerebral blood flow in brain regions involved with appetite and reward pathways
Ventura et al 2014 - Neurobiologic basis of craving for carbohydrates.
06-07 December - London - Nutrition Society Winter Conference - Diet, Nutrition, and Mental Health and Wellbeing
28 Jul-2 Aug 2017 - Bethesda USA - ISNPR 2017 (International Society for Nutrition in Psychiatry Research)
Edlow et al 2017 - Maternal obesity and neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in offspring.
21 August 2017 - Science Daily - What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?
Lange et al 2017 - Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Children and Youth
16 October 2017 - The Conversation - Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction
Horman and Levi 2016 - Neuroscience of Reward: Implications for Food Addiction and Nutrition Policy
Lee et al 2017 - Cost of high prevalence mental disorders: Findings from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Schwarzinger et al 2018 - Contribution of alcohol use disorders to the burden of dementia in France 2008-13: a nationwide retrospective cohort study.
Kuhn et al 2013 - Influence of trans fat and omega-3 on the preference of psychostimulant drugs in the first generation of young rats
10 May 2018 - Science Daily - Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds
22 May 2018 - The Conversation - Women need better information about drinking in pregnancy
Brown and Trickey 2018 - Devising and communicating public health alcohol guidance for expectant and new mothers
14 August 2018 - MedicalXpress - Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking
Visram et al 2016 - Consumption of energy drinks by children and young people: a rapid review examining evidence of physical effects and consumer attitudes
Topiwala et al 2018 - Moderate alcohol consumption as risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline
30 August 2018 - BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
28 August 2018 - The Conversation - The hidden costs of a hangover
Gunn et al 2018 - A systematic review of the next‐day effects of heavy alcohol consumption on cognitive performance
11 September 2018 - Science Daily - Prenatal exposure to cannabis impacts sociability of male offspring only
Bara et al 2018 - Sex-dependent effects of in utero cannabinoid exposure on cortical function
13 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - The long-term effects of maternal high-fat diets
Sarker et al 2018 - Transgenerational transmission of hedonic behaviors and metabolic phenotypes induced by maternal overnutrition
16 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Father's nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren
McCarthy et al 2018 - Nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral impairment in multiple generations of descendants
23 November 2018 - The Conversation - Is alcohol bad for you? It depends on the drink and how you drink it