ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Peyman Sanjaripirayvatlou
Department of General Surgey, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran


  • Research Article   

    Author(s): Pouyan Sanjari Pirayvatlou, Atefeh Zandifar* and Peyman Sanjaripirayvatlou

    Introduction and aim: Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. Decreased serum levels of vitamin D cause cognitive and psychiatric disorders, especially depression. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on symptoms of major depression. Methods and materials: This experimental study was performed on 70 depressed patients allocated in two intervention and control groups. Drug treatment and routine psychotherapy were performed in the control group and in the intervention group, in addition to the usual treatments, vitamin D supplement capsules were prescribed for patients. The data collection tool was the Hamilton Depression Inventory. Data were analyzed by SPSS-21 statistical software using paired and independent t-tests. Results: Results of independent t-tes.. Read More»

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