Efficacy of curcumin, and a saffron/curcumin combination for the treatment of major depression: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

@article{Lopresti2017EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of curcumin, and a saffron/curcumin combination for the treatment of major depression: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Adrian L Lopresti and Peter D. Drummond},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2017},
  volume={207},
  pages={
          188-196
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have supported the antidepressant effects of curcumin (from the spice turmeric) and saffron for people with major depressive disorder. However, these studies have been hampered by poor designs, small sample sizes, short treatment duration, and similar intervention dosages. Furthermore, the antidepressant effects of combined curcumin and saffron administration are unknown. METHODS In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 123 individuals with major… CONTINUE READING

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