Link between fast food and depression?
There are researchers in Spain that have apparently found a link between fast food and depression. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada.
The study supposedly showed that people that eat fast food are 51 percent more likely to have symptoms of depression than people that do not eat fast food. This study is not without controversy. Many scientists and psychiatrists are questioning the connection between fast food and clinical depression. They want more research done. Their theory is that maybe the fast food is not causing the depression symptoms but that the depression symptoms are causing people to eat fast food.
Many people find comfort in food and eating fast food may bring comfort to someone that is clinically depressed. Also, there may be some truth to the theory that people that are clinically depressed may also hunt for areas of the least judgment. If a person is depressed, they may feel most comfortable just going through a drive thru to get their food instead of actually going to a grocery store. Anyone that has had issues with depression will tell you that sometimes the small things, like grocery shopping, can cause the most anxiety.