Magnesium in major depression.

  title={Magnesium in major depression.},
  author={Mihai Nechifor},
  journal={Magnesium research},
  volume={22 3},
  • M. Nechifor
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Magnesium research
There are contradictory data regarding the levels of magnesium in patients with major depression (MD) and how antidepressants influence their concentration. Our results show erythrocyte magnesium in patients with MD (44.39 +/- 2.7 mg/L vs. 59.1 +/- 3.2 mg/L in control group, p < 0.05) and only in patients with severe MD (Hamilton score > 23) was a moderate decrease in plasmatic magnesium observed (17.7 +/- 1.5 mg/L vs. 22.9 +/- 3.3 mg/L in control group). Therapy with antidepressants from… 

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