Literature for participants
On this page we provide recommended reading relating to our research
project on the effects of depletion that some may have experienced
during Covid19 related lockdowns and others maybe even longer.
We are looking at a depletion of micronutrients, lack of company of others,
sunlight, good night’s sleep and doable body movement.
You’ll find a project page with information on the ongoing project itself here:
Any questions you may have please direct to Isabella Mader BA MSc
info [a] excellence-institute.at.
1. Mental Health and Micronutrients
Johnstone, J. M., Hughes, A., Goldenberg, J. Z., Romijn, A. R., Rucklidge, J. J.
Multinutrients for the Treatment of Psychiatric Symptoms in
Clinical Samples: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Nutrients, Vol. 12, No. 11:, p. 3394.
2. Mental Health and Social Contact
Elmer, T., Stadtfeld, C. (2020):
Depressive symptoms are associated with social isolation
in face-to-face interaction networks.
Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 10, article 1444
3. Mental Health and Movement
Josefsson T. et al. (2014):
Physical exercise intervention in depressive disorders:
meta-analysis and systematic review.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Vol. 24 (2), p. 259-72:
4. Mental Health and Light at Night
Lazzerini Ospri, L., Prusky, G., Hattar, S. (2017):
Mood, the Circadian System, and Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells.
Annual Review of Neuroscience. Vol. 40, S. 539-556.
5. Mental Health and the Gut
Valles-Colomer, M., Falony, G., Darzi, Y. et al. (2019):
The neuroactive potential of the human gut microbiota
in quality of life and depression.
Nature Microbiology, Vol. 4, p. 623–639
Aly, J., Engmann, O. (2020):
The Way to a Human’s Brain Goes Through Their Stomach:
Dietary Factors in Major Depressive Disorder.
Frontiers of Neuroscience. Vol. 14, Article 582853: