Vitamin D and depression in women: a mini-review

Boulkran, Mohamed Said, Fedotova, Julia, Kolodyaznaya, Valentina , Micale, Vincenzo, Drago, Filippo, Van den Tol, Annemieke and Baranenko, Denis (2019) Vitamin D and depression in women: a mini-review. Current Neuropharmacology .

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Affective-related disorders, including depression are constantly rising, complicating people’s personal life style increasing disqualification and hospital care. Because of the high intensity of urbanization, our lifestyle and food altered dramatically in the last twenty years. These food modifications have been associated to scores of depression and other affective-related disorders in urbanized countries with high economic levels. Nutrients imbalance is considered as one of the critical causes enabling to the pathophysiological mechanisms for the development of psychiatric disorders. Application of additional nutritional interventions for treatment of mood deteriorations can be beneficial for both the prophylaxis and therapy of affective-related disorders. Thise paper will reviews recent research on the relation of Vitamin D levels and the epidemiology of depression in women.
In this paper we will provide an overview of the results of a variety of different studies taking on board research which both suggests and refutes an association. Based on these findings we will propose important directions for future research in relation to this topic.

Keywords:depression, vitamine D, women
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:39274
Deposited On:23 Dec 2019 13:48

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