Does folate treat depression? Evidence Update, Mental Health Series, March 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, 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.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2