The reality is that so called bad foods are also linked to inflammation and its diseases. this of course reinforces the finding here that a quality diet will promote a reduced risk of depression which is empirically linked to digestive issues.
In fairness i think this applies to run of the mill low level depression and that is all the treatment it demands. However black depression or variation thereof is plausibly a different beast altogether.
The take home though is to police up a great diet and get rid of all meds to see just what you do have. If it all goes away you are home free. If it improves then perhaps learn to live with it. Otherwise it is a different disease.
Dietary Changes Now Proven to Effectively Treat Major Depression
February 4, 2017 0
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
“We’ve known for some time that there is a clear association between the quality of people’s diets and their risk for depression. This is the case across countries, cultures and age groups, with healthy diets associated with reduced risk, and unhealthy diets associated with increased risk for depression. However, this is the first randomised controlled trial to directly test whether improving diet quality can actually treat clinical depression.” ~Professor Felice Jacka, Director of Deakin’s Food and Mood Centre
“The dietary group received information and assistance to improve the quality of their current diets, with a focus on increasing the consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts, while reducing their consumption of unhealthy ‘extras’ foods, such as sweets, refined cereals, fried food, fast-food, processed meats and sugary drinks.” [Source]