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How can nutriceutical I-methylfolate (Deplin) help with treating depression?

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L-methylfolate (Deplin) is a prescription strength form of the B-vitamin, folate, It has shown to work for depression. The FDA calls it a medical food, or netriceutical. L-methylfolate helps regulate all 3 brain neurotransmitters involved in moods. Side effects include hives, swelling, nausea and bloating.

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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 23, 2017

SOURCES: 

Miniussi C. , May 2005.  Clinical Neurophysiology

American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5. 

Shelton C. 2004   Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, .

Hu, Z. 2005.  Drugs,

Szegedi, A. March 5, 2005.  British Medical Journal,

Stahl, S. 2003. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,

The Journal of the American Medical Association. “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 23, 2017

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