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Well, our son of 15 suffers from depression. Can it be caused by an extremely poor diet? No vegetables, at least 5 fast food meals a week. I think he has an eating disorder: He is very fussy, dislikes the taste of sooo many foods and then I found out that sometimes the texture makes him gag if we convince him to try something new, not just the taste.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?

He has seen a Psychiatrist in June for a few sessions. Then it got a bit better and now it is quite severe, we have to address it somehow. He skips classes and I figured on reducing privileges but then we found out that he is depressed. He needs help, not punishment. I am thinking he lacks vitamins and minerals if all he eats are carbs and protein?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not really. He is regular size, not over- or underweight. No other medical problems.

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
What are some of the foods that he does eat?
Does he exercise at all?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Lots of chicken nuggets, sometimes burgers and fries. Homecooked he eats mashed potatoes. Bacon and eggs. Pizza. Most meat dishes. Pasta.
H exercises some but not a lot.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't want to pay $67.00. Maybe we will just book an appointment for him. Thank you very much.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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Hi

This is a different expert.

I only use these posts, and I do not do phone calls.

That is site automation.

I am double board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine, so diet is in my venue.

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