J Med Life. 2018 Oct-Dec;11(4):286-292. doi: 10.25122/jml-2018-0038.
Abedi P1, Bovayri M2, Fakhri A3, Jahanfar S4.
Items in both categories Pregnancy and Depression are listed here:
- ADHD 3.7 X higher risk if depressed pregnancy (low vitamin D) – Dec 2020
- Depression after childbirth 5 X less likely if good Omega-3 index – April 2019
- Postpartum Depression 3.3 X more likely if low vitamin D – Oct 2018
- Vitamin D prevents pregnancy depression (US Prevention Task Force say it cannot be prevented) - Feb 2019
- Depressed black pregnant women should take vitamin D – April 2018
- Magnesium in Healthcare (Rickets, Stones, Pregnancy, Depression, etc.) with level of evidence – Sept 2017
- Perinatal depression decreased 40 percent with just a few weeks of 2,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT Aug 2016
- MAGNESIUM IN MAN - IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE – review 2015
- Depression in youths associated with low vitamin D during pregnancy – Oct 2014
- Postpartum depression 7X more likely if less than 10 ng of vitamin D – Sept 2014
- Depression after pregnancy and vitamin D – Nov 2013
- Depression and Vitamin D during Pregnancy – Dissertation Aug 2014
- Depression during pregnancy twice as likely if consume little vitamin D – July 2014
- Antidepressants might increase infertility and pregnancy problems – Nov 2012
- Association between season of birth and suicide – perhaps vitamin D – Sept 2012
- Depression 50 percent more likely if low vitamin D in early pregnancy – Aug 2012
- Pregnant blacks 50 pcnt more likely to be depressed if 3 ng less vitamin D – July 2012
- Depressed mothers more likely to have small babies – Aug 2010
- An Exploratory Study of Postpartum Depression and Vitamin D - May 2010
Drug costs $34,000
Have to be under medical supervision for 60 hours, - just when have a new infant
Seems like taking vitamin D would be far far better than this drug
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between vitamin D and postpartum depression in reproductive-aged Iranian women.
Methods and Results: This study was conducted on 120 women (60 with postpartum depression and 60 without) in Izeh, Iran. A socio-demographic questionnaire and Beck Depression Scale were used for data collection. The ELISA method was used for measuring 25-OH vitamin D (ng). The participants were classified according to their vitamin D level as follows: 25-OH-D < 10ng/ml considered as severe deficiency, 10-20n g/ml as moderate insufficiency, 20-30 ng/ml as mild insufficiency and >30ng/ml as normal. Data were analyzed using the independent t-test or Mann-Whitney test, chi-square and logistic regression test. The mean level of vitamin D of women with postpartum depression was lower than that in normal women (16.89±7.05 vs. 21.28±7.13, p=0.001).
More than 53% of women with postpartum depression had vitamin D <20 ng/ml compared to 31.7% of women with no depression (p=0.005). Moreover, 16.7% of women with postpartum depression had vitamin D < 10ng/ml compared to only 6.7% in the normal group (p = 0.005). Women with vitamin D less than 20ng/ml compared to vitamin D > 20ng/ml were 3.30 times more likely to have postpartum depression (OR: 3.3, CI: 1.32-8.24, p= 0.01).
Discussion: There is a significant relationship between a low level of vitamin D and postpartum depression among reproductive-aged Iranian women. Health policy makers should pay attention to the measuring vitamin D level as one of the primary tests of pregnant women.