Vitamin D quick note

Just saw a quick note on vitamin D levels and depression, thought I’d share:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/842008

Key paragraph:

“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.

Closing remarks:

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.

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About jamesmatter

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in private practice in San Francisco. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples, with focus on substance use and abuse and co-occurring disorders (having both a mental illness and an addiction).
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One Response to Vitamin D quick note

  1. lilypup says:

    I always am a little skeptical of claims of vitamins and supplements helping with my mental illness. I agree that any improvement takes a lot of time. Thanks for the info. http://lilypupslife.wordpress.com/

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