Gluten intolerance can trigger mood swings, depression and anxiety.
People who are gluten intolerant can suffer from mood problems, depression and anxiety when they eat foods that contain gluten. In children, this can also be expressed as learning disabilities or behavioral issues such as hyperactivity. Gluten can damage the brain and nerves of gluten-sensitive people. The symptoms from gluten occur through its action on the nervous system and affect brain function.
Gluten intolerance can often express itself as chronic bowel problems, especially constipation, and cravings for gluten-containing foods such as refined sweets and starches.
The best way to find out if you are gluten intolerant is to eliminate gluten from the diet and challenge after 2 weeks, meaning to add gluten containing foods back into your diet and observe the reaction.