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The Role of Vitamin D in Depression: From a Curious Idea to a Therapeutic Option (noabstract) – Dec 2013

Cédric Annweiler, MD, PhD; Reza Rastmanesh, PhD; Stéphane Richard-Devantoy, MD, PhD; and Olivier Beauchet, MD, PhD
J Clin Psychiatry 2013;74(11):1121–1122, 10.4088/JCP.13ac08783
Copyright 2013 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.

Because this piece does not have an abstract, we (publisher) have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.

Besides its classical function of bone metabolism regulation, vitamin D exhibits multiple nonskeletal effects, including in the brain. In particular, relationships between vitamin D status and mood have been repeatedly examined in the last decade. The findings enable causal reasoning and offer new therapeutic perspectives.

Hypovitaminosis D, which affects more than 1 billion people worldwide, has recently received a structured critical evaluation as a biological component related to depression.

The study is behind a $30 paywall

See also VitaminDWiki

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