Increasing evidence suggests a relationship between fast food consumption and the progression of mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. The study conducted aimed to identify whether or not there is an association between these two factors. An anonymous online survey was administered through Google forms. The survey included basic demographic questions regarding diet and mood. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used to analyze data in SPSS version 25.0. Our results suggest that there is an association between increased consumption of fast food and the prevalence of mental disorders. Practicing healthier eating habits along with limiting fast food consumption may prevent or lower the risks of developing mental health disorders.
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Hanlon, Emily; Hou, Logan; Hilbert, Victoria; and Ifraimov, Elliott, "The Effect of Fast Food Consumption on Development of Mental Disorders" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 35.