CENTER ON BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
Essential Nutrients-Mood: Research Article
W. (2006). Zinc: The New Antidepressant? Nutrition Reviews,
ABSTRACT: Low serum
zinc levels have been linked to major depression. Furthermore, zinc
has been shown to have an antidepressant effect. With the hope of
the role of zinc in mood disorders, recent work has begun to explore
mechanisms of zinc action on serotonin uptake in the brain.
Health Organization (WHO) has identified psychiatric illnesses such as
depression and anxiety as a critical problem for the 21st century.
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