New study finds vitamin D deficiency linked to more severe depression

Posted on: October 19, 2016   by  Vitamin D Council

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A paper published in the journal Schizophrenia Research found a significant relationship between low vitamin D levels and heightened levels of depression.

The researchers measured the vitamin D levels of 225 patients with psychotic disorders and 159 healthy people.

The study found that low vitamin D levels were linked to higher levels of depression among people with psychosis. Furthermore, they discovered that low vitamin D levels were associated with cognitive impairments and reduced verbal fluency.

The researchers concluded,

“In a clinical setting, this could support vitamin D as adjuvant therapy in treating co-morbid depressions in psychotic disorders.”

The Independent recently covered the study in an article, click here to read it.

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