Fasting in mood disorders: neurobiology and effectiveness. A review of the literature

  title={Fasting in mood disorders: neurobiology and effectiveness. A review of the literature},
  author={G. Fond and A. Macgregor and M. Leboyer and A. Michalsen},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  • G. Fond, A. Macgregor, +1 author A. Michalsen
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Clinicians have found that fasting was frequently accompanied by an increased level of vigilance and a mood improvement, a subjective feeling of well-being, and sometimes of euphoria. Therapeutic fasting, following an established protocol, is safe and well tolerated. We aim in this article to explore the biological mechanisms activated during fasting that could have an effect on brain function with particular focus on mood (we do not discuss here the mechanisms regulating eating behavior) and… CONTINUE READING
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