Folate For Depressive Disorders
Notes for this study:
||2.65-point reduction in HDRS (95% CI: 0.38 - 4.93), NNT for 50% reduction on HDRS: 5 (95% CI: 4 - 33)
|Number of Subjects
||18-29, 30-44, 45-64
A meta-analysis was conducted on studies using folic acid supplementation in regards to depression. While there were only three studies they appeared to show a potentially promising role; the effect was minor, possibly playing a role as an adjuvant, and seemed to affect women primarily.