Depression Linked Zinc Deficiencies Zinc is a dietary mineral that humans need to consume in order to function normally. A range of population groups across the U.S. have unusually high chances of developing zinc deficiencies. Researchers have assessed how depression is linked to zinc deficiencies. This research applies both the onset of depression and the role of zinc supplements in treating depression. Zinc Basics Zinc is a trace mineral; this means that the human body only needs small amounts to continue working properly. The mineral\u2019s specific essential functions include sparking the chemical reactions that keep the body\u2019s cells going, helping provide the structure that keeps the body\u2019s cells intact, helping the body make new copies of its DNA and supporting the activity of the nervous system and the endocrine (hormone) system. Common food sources of zinc include red meat, oysters, and other forms of shellfish, dark-meat chicken and turkey, garbanzo beans, and certain other types of beans. A variety of zinc supplements are also available throughout the U.S. Zinc Deficiency There are a variety of groups at risk for zinc deficiency. Examples of these groups include teenagers and younger children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, pregnant and breastfeeding teenagers, people affected by anorexia nervosa, people suffering from malnutrition, people affected by alcohol use disorder (alcoholism), elderly adults, vegetarians who strictly avoid meat consumption and people affected by sickle cell anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, severe diarrhea or chronic kidney disease. Use of certain medications\u2014such as diuretics or anti-seizure drugs\u2014can also potentially trigger a zinc deficiency. Depression Basics Depression is a single term used to describe the effects of several different mental health conditions, including major depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, persistent depressive disorder, substance\/medication-induced depressive disorder, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. All of these conditions exert a damaging impact on a person\u2019s sense of well-being by doing such things as promoting a persistently \u201cdown\u201d or negative mood; triggering unusually intense feelings of sadness, worthlessness, guilt or helplessness; promoting excessive sleepiness or sleeplessness; decreasing the ability to concentrate, remember things or think logically; disrupting normal food intake patterns; disrupting normal digestion, and decreasing the desire for pleasurable experiences. People severely affected by depression may also develop psychosis-related symptoms (such as delusions or hallucinations), become preoccupied with suicidal thinking, or make suicide attempts. Lucida Treatment Helps With Depression Linked Zinc Deficiencies Lucida Treatment helps treat depression linked to zinc deficiencies through therapy. Therapy tackles the psychological roots of depression. At Lucida Treatment, we offer a wide variety of therapies professionally designed to help you overcome depression linked to zinc deficiencies. Therapies offered at Lucida Treatment's depression treatment center include: \tCognitive Behavioral Therapy Program \tDialectical Behavior Therapy Program \tEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Program \tFamily Therapy Program \tGestalt Therapy Program \tGroup Therapy Program \tIndividual Therapy Program \tPsychodrama Therapy Program \tTrauma Therapy Program If you want to get end your depression linked to zinc deficiencies, Lucida Treatment can help! Contact us online or call us today at !