Vitamin D3 is more than just Vitamin D and sunshine: Many are recognizing the relevance of Vitamin D3 testing for multiple brain and body applications, but there are some brief caveats found in this recent paper
Vitamin D Deficiency and Depression: Undetected is Untreated
Yes, I am still going on about all those comorbid conditions that can drive a person into “incurable” depression. The references in this post require some careful review for anyone interested in why the meds don’t work for serious depression.
If you read either of these two references you will quickly see how Vitamin D deficiency is a common condition, more common in African Americans, and will understand why Vitamin D levels make such a difference. Each of these references is loaded with many additional Pub Med references, so they will keep you busy as you wish.
Are you interested in basic science? How about anthropology? How about bird flu? Read on.
First start with the Vitamin D Council:
Bipolar Brains run more fast and hot with SSRIs. Bipolar Brains are fragile, already hypermetabolic, and react very poorly to any stimulation such as adding an SSRI or stimulants for ADD. Individuals with Bipolar can emotionally become unraveled quickly because their internal brain physiology is moving way too fast. Instead of idling at a reasonable 2000 RPM, they are idling at 10,000 RPM.
No wonder they burn rubber at the smallest stimulation.
Take a look under the hood at this guys brain, no wonder he
did not do well with multiple SSRI interventions:
SSRIs added to this frothy mix, this solid fuel intensity, can send
judgment out the window. Areas of the brain that usually
settle down thinking [temporal], and coordinate thoughts
[prefrontal]- as well as delay action are all somewhat impaired.
SSRIs can make you more impaired – can
make you feel like you are indeed loosing your mind. But why suicide…?