The Serotonin Solution, by Judith J. Wurtman and Susan Suffes, suggests that it’s a diet book… about weight loss.
If you struggle with depression more than your weight, it’d be easy to overlook this book. It would also be a mistake.
Dated in some respects, Dr. Wurtman’s information is still vital if you’d rather alter what you eat than take drugs to boost your mood. (Medications that often don’t do as much as we’d hoped.)
To achieve a deeper understanding of how food — what you eat, and when — is a key factor in your moods, read this book.
I particularly like the chapters written for stressed moms, ex-smokers, shift workers, etc. Dr. Wurtman seems to have thought ahead and covered the most popular “what if?” questions and objections.
Most public libraries probably have a copy of this book or a more recent edition. Read it and take notes.
I’m not sure how well this book will help with weight loss, but you’ll learn a lot about the mood-influencing effects of food. If you need help with depression, talk with your doctor about Dr. Wurtman’s advice.
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