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There are a variety of treatment options available for depression, and knowing how to use vitamins can be an inexpensive treatment supplement.
While many severe cases are best treated with prescription pharmaceuticals, milder cases brought on by vitamin deficiencies can be alleviated just by increasing your intake of one or more of the following vitamins:
In extreme cases, deficiencies in vitamin C can cause their own pathology, but even smaller deficiencies can cause depression-like symptoms. These deficiencies can arise from diet, or from surgery, pregnancy, or stress, and the use of drugs like aspirin and birth control pills can further lower the body's supply.
Make sure you are also getting enough of the following minerals, a deficiency in any one of which can cause depression-like symptoms:
If you suspect you or a loved one may be clinically depressed, it's best to see a specialist. Knowing how to use vitamins, however, is safe and cost effective to manage less extreme cases of depression.
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