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Nutritional supplements in depressive disorders.

  title={Nutritional supplements in depressive disorders.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Mart{\'i}nez‐Cengotitabengoa and Ana M Gonz{\'a}lez-Pinto},
  journal={Actas espanolas de psiquiatria},
  volume={45 Supplement},
There is increasing evidence about the role of nutrients in mental health. An adequate intake of nutrients contributes to better overall health and mental health in particular. Major depression is a severe mental illness with a high prevalence for which effective treatments exist but not in all cases the patient’s remission is achieved. Therefore, it is increasingly aimed at optimizing the supply of nutrients necessary for adequate brain functioning as adjunctive therapy to antidepressant… 

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    World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association
  • 2015
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