Table 4

Mean age at adoption of the vegetarian diet and at the onset of mental disorder in completely and predominantly vegetarians with mental disorder
Age of onset N M SD
Vegetarian diet 121a 30.58 14.63
Depressive Disorders 68 24.69 12.95
Anxiety Disorders 62 18.85 13.01
Somatoform Disorders and Syndromes 63 19.04 10.36
Eating Disorders 6 16.00 2.00

a: number of vegetarians with mental disorders.

Michalak et al.

Michalak et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:67   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-67

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