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Malnutrition and perspectives of nutritional therapy for mental disorders

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 Metabolic disorders associated with nutritional  deficiency/imbalance are common in various psychiatric disorders,  including depression, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, dementia,  and eating disorders. Malnutrition degrees vary in a wide range –  from borderline minerals, vitamins, micronutrients deficiency/imbalance to severe metabolic disorders and cachexia.  We present a review of up-to-date publications, meta-analyses, and  systematic reviews on the subject. The need to introduce  supplemental nutrition as an additional component of a therapeutic  strategy for various mental disorders is discussed. The potential of using the products of the Fresubin line is analyzed in detail. 

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D. V. Romanov
Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic, N.V. Sklifosovsky Clinical Medicine Institute, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia; Department for the Study of Borderline Mental Disease and Psychosomatic Disorders, Mental Health Research Center
Russian Federation

1, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021, Russia;

34, Kashirskoe Shosse, Moscow 115522, Russia 

K. Yu. Dmitrenko
Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic, N.V. Sklifosovsky Clinical Medicine Institute, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

1, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021, Russia


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