(Sorry if I don't write the posts as good as others, but I just wanted to share this little bit) I have no actual, scientific studies showing this. No actual proof, and it may not work for everyone. But I have noticed it in me, and I have seen on the internet where others report the same thing, that when I eat a lot of MSG I can feel my depression get worse. It may sound weird but that's when I get the most suicidal- when I've eaten a lot of MSG containing foods. Granted when I started my MSG-free (or almost free) diet it was never for my depression; instead it was for my migraines that were coming every day, leaving me in bed when my depression wasn't. I found after weeks of research that it could trigger migraines and figured it wouldn't hurt to try. After a week it was amazing! I found I could get up without pills and after about 2 weeks I found my depression wasn't as bad. I've faultered lately with my diet- the craving for potato chips or for onion rings gets too strong and I hafta eat it- and I've noticed more migraines and that my depression is getting bad again. I started looking on the net, and found others that have made the depression-MSG connection. So I thought I would share with you that maybe this can help. I will be the first to say it's a pain to be MSG free. I've NEVER stared at so many lables in the grocery store before. And I do crave foods I can't have (I swear I'd kill for Mac and Cheese- but I can't find the 'safe' cheese that melts good). But when I realize I'm pain free or that I can smile again without feeling horrible I decide it's worth it. And the down side, when you do faulter it does take time for the MSG to leave your system; like right now I'm going through the severe headaces/borderline migraines and depression from a skinny cow peanut butter snack and animal cookies that I had had about three days ago. Anyways I'm rambling now. But if you did wanna try a MSG-free diet this site here, this woman's post, is AMAZING! I used it and found that everything she wrote that was ok to eat that I could eat. http://www.latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2976 So that's all I wanted to share with you all.