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Folic acid and the treatment of depression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16938502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reduced plasma, serum, or red blood cell folate is commonly found in major depressive illnesses. Supplementing antidepressant medication with folic acid enhances the therapeutic effect. Although more work is required to confirm these beneficial results, it is suggested that, meanwhile, 2 mg of folic acid should be given during the acute, continuation, and maintenance treatment of depression.
Mohammed T Abou-Saleh; Alec Coppen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-29     Completed Date:  2007-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder, Major* / blood,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Drug Administration Schedule
Folic Acid Deficiency* / blood,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Hyperhomocysteinemia / blood,  epidemiology

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