Will my mental health really improve if I start eating meat?
February 23, 2012 4:02 PM Subscribe
Vegetarian. Depressed and lethargic. Psychiatrist suggested eating meat again. Is this something I should seriously consider?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (53 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Been vegetarian for about 13 years now. Been dealing with depression for longer than that.
I'm already on a good combination of antidepressants and I'm hesitant to switch medications. I've taken B vitamins before with no noticeable difference other than neon yellow pee. My diet isn't terrible, but I do have to schedule meals because otherwise I'll forget to eat.
At this point, the biggest reason why I'm vegetarian is inertia. I've been vegetarian since I was a teenager, so it's a significant part of my identity at this point. I don't even know how to cook meat.
I'm sad and tired, Internets. How do I make this decision?