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Has the time come for clinical trials on the antidepressant effect of vitamin D?

Young SN (2009) J Psychiatry Neurosci.  34(1)  3.  

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"Treatment of depression with vitamin D is an idea worth testing in carefully selected populations. This includes those with low vitamin D levels, especially the elderly, who have an increased incidence of low vitamin D, and patients with seasonal affective disorder who do not respond to light therapy. If there are patients in whom vitamin D is an effective antidepressant, this is likely to be one of the most cost-effective treatments in psychiatry, and one with negligible side effects."