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nightsurfer on 2009-11-29Vitamin D and mood disorders among women: an integrative review.
Murphy PK, Wagner CL.
J Midwifery Womens Health. 2008 Sep-Oct;53(5):440-6. Review.
Four of six studies reviewed imparted significant results, with all four showing an association between low 25(OH)D levels and higher incidences of four mood disorders: premenstrual syndrome, seasonal affective disorder, non-specified mood disorder, and major depressive disorder. This review indicates a possible biochemical mechanism occurring between vitamin D and mood disorders affecting women, warranting further studies of these variables using rigorous methodologies.