Taking Nutritional Supplements In Addition To Antidepressants May Help Reduce Clinical Depression

STAT (4/26, Thielking) reports, “Some nutritional supplements might boost the effectiveness of antidepressants in people with clinical depression,” the findings of a 40-study review published online April 26 in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggest.

Medical Daily (4/26, Bushak) reports that in particular, “omega-3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), methylfolate, and vitamin D were shown to be effective in boosting the positive effects of the antidepressants.”

Psychiatric News (4/26) reports, “Mixed results were found for zinc, folic acid, vitamin C, and tryptophan, with nonsignificant results for inositol.”

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— “Nutritional supplements boost mood in patients taking antidepressants,” Megan Thielking, STAT, April 26, 2016.

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