Just saw a quick note on vitamin D levels and depression, thought I’d share:
“I think one challenge with using it as a treatment is that, if you start someone on vitamin D, it takes quite a while to see much of a change in their blood vitamin D levels. It’s certainly not going to be a rapid treatment,” Dr Brown added.
In conclusion, Dr Kerr stressed that the findings do not suggest that vitamin D supplementation should replace other types of treatments, nor that individuals with depression do not need to take antidepressants.
“Vitamin D, if anything, makes a small, preventative contribution, and it’s certainly not a substitution for some of the other very well-known, effective treatments for depression. That’s important to me as a public health message,” he said.