Are Vegans More Depressed?
Every now and again, an article[1] decrying the prevalence of depression among vegans and vegetarians stirs up controversy, most often prompted by the publication of one study or another assessing the impact of diet on mental health. While sensational headlines like “The Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless”[2] are sure to grab attention and pique the Schadenfreude-driven morbid fascination with taking veganism down a notch, are the studies behind such articles actually the damning evidence of vegan-induced mental unbalance their purported to be?