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Vitamin D deficiency and psychiatric illness: evidence-based review – April 2013

Supplementation might help patients with depression, seasonal mood disturbances

Current Psychiatry Vol. 12, No. 04 / April 2013

  • Herbert W. Harris, MD, PhD; Medical Director, Rho, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Pranay Jaiswal, MD; Research Coordinator, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Valerie Holmes, MD; Consulting Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Richard H. Weisler, MD; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Ashwin A. Patkar, MD, MRCPsych; Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

PDF is attached at the bottom of this page
The PDF includes reference to 2 Random Controlled Trials
Both trials used used only 40,000 IU weekly,
One trial found a benefit, the other did not.
Note: one trial used obese subjects – those would need much more vitamin D to raise the blood level.

See also VitaminDWiki

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