ASCP Corner: The Role of Vitamin D in Depression: From a Curious Idea to a Therapeutic Option
J Clin Psychiatry 2013;74(11):1121-1122
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Because this piece does not have an abstract, we 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.