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.