Vitamin D and Depression
I am not one of the diagnosed "clinically depressed". Twice in my life I sought psychotherapy, but I never stuck with it because it always seemed like an overindulgence and kind of silly. I was buying someone to listen to me and my problems...buying a friend. Words like "closure" seemed fabricated to support an industry built on angst. But I must admit to feeling down or detached most of my adult life. One therapist, after our first meeting, immediately prescribed Zoloft, which I took for a few months, then stopped cold turkey and dealt with the residual " brain freezing" until the drug left my system.
What I do know is how much more engaged I am in life since I started taking vitamin D. In general , I feelÂ better, less anxious, more centered, more positive about things.
In April, a complete physical showed I was extremely deficient in Vitamin D, so the doc recommended 1000 IUs a day.
I think Vitamin D is making a positive difference in my mental outlook. I did some Internet researching and it is theorized that Vitamin D can do this. I can only offer my anecdotal evidence that it may be true.