A PERSPECTIVE: AN EXPLORATION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION FROM GESTATION TO TWO YEARS OF AGEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2018-09-08
Authors : Brandi Phillips.;
Page : 1033-1039
Keywords : Iron Deficiency Protein-Energy Deficiency Fatty Acids Dha Omega-3.;
Nutrients, like that of iron, protein, and fatty acids DHA and omega-3, are essential in brain development from the beginning of gestation through 2 years of age. Deficiencies in these nutrients during the critical brain development stage can cause lasting mental health effects like slow gross motor function, depression, attention deficits, and impulse control leading to conduct problems. Although supplementation of these essential nutrients are suggested, studies show the damage done may not be reversible. Alternative psychosocial interventions are suggested.
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