Does folate treat depression? Evidence Update, Mental Health Series, March 2006.

Abstract

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, Carney S, Geddes J, Goodwin G. Folate for depressive disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003390. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003390.

Folate may help when combined with antidepressants, but larger trials are needed.

Citation

Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2

Does folate treat depression? Evidence Update, Mental Health Series, March 2006.

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