Abstract

Antidepressant Effect of Vitamin D: A Literature Review

Author(s): Haixia Shi, Bin Wang, Xingshun Xu

Depression is a common chronic psychiatric disorder that often reappears in sufferers. However, the cause of depression is still not clear. It is generally considered to be a complex cause. An increasing number of studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency plays an important role in the occurrence and development of depression. In this review, the role and possible mechanisms of vitamin D as a potential antidepressant are discussed.


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