Depression is associated with low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D among Jordanian adults: results from a national population survey

@article{Jaddou2011DepressionIA,
  title={Depression is associated with low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D among Jordanian adults: results from a national population survey},
  author={Hashem Y. Jaddou and Anwar Batieha and Y. S. Khader and Salim Kanaan and Mohammed S. El-Khateeb and Kamel M. Ajlouni},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={262},
  pages={321-327}
}
Although low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) have been associated with depression in clinical settings, this link in community-dwelling individuals is inconclusive. The present study aimed at examining the association between serum 25(OH)D and PTH levels and the presence of depression in a national population-based household sample of 4,002 Jordanian participants aged ≥25 years. The DASS21 depression scale was used to screen for depression, and… CONTINUE READING
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