Can inositol be used to treat depression? Evidence Update, Mental Health Series, April 2006.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is Adapted from Taylor MJ, Wilder H, Bhagwagar Z, Geddes J, Inositol for depressive disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1.
There is insufficient evidence of the effectiveness and safety of inositol for treating depressive disorders.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2