Vitamin D3 enhances mood in healthy subjects during winter

  title={Vitamin D3 enhances mood in healthy subjects during winter},
  author={A. T. Lansdowne and S. Provost},
  • A. T. Lansdowne, S. Provost
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Abstract Mood changes synchronised to the seasons exist on a continuum between individuals, with anxiety and depression increasing during the winter months. An extreme form of seasonality is manifested as the clinical syndrome of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) with carbohydrate craving, hypersomnia, lethargy, and changes in circadian rhythms also evident. It has been suggested that seasonality and the symptoms of SAD may be due to changing levels of vitamin D3, the hormone of sunlight… CONTINUE READING
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