postpartum depression more common in women with vitamin D deficiency

Women who experience postpartum depression are condemned to feel down when they should be enjoying one of the happiest times of their lives. About 15% of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. This simple vitamin could help.

The sunshine vitamin may be able to add a little sunshine to postpartum depression. During and after pregnancy, women may be more vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency.

A new study has found that postpartum depression is significantly more common in women with a vitamin D deficiency.

This result suggests that supplementing vitamin D may help prevent postpartum depression.


Journal of Affective Disorders. Feb 2023;322:214-20


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