[Effect of vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements on mental health symptoms for people with ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder or depression]

Berg RC, Smedslund G
Record ID 32014001232
Authors' recomendations: We completed an overview of recent systematic reviews (overview of reviews). Eleven systematic reviews were included, three of high methodological quality and eight of moderate methodological quality. The interventions included in the systematic reviews were polyunsaturated fatty acids, inositol, folate, and vitamin B-6. The findings were: •We did not find any systematic reviews that included patients with anxiety disorders. •It is unclear whether dietary supplements in the form of polyunsaturated fatty acids are effective in the treatment of mental disorders. •The documentation was too limited to draw any conclusions about the effect of inositol, folate, and vitamin B-6. •The documentation was too limited to draw any conclusions about adverse events from dietary supplements. •Several of the systematic reviews were published more than six years ago.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Norway
MeSH Terms
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Mental Health Services
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
Organisation Name: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Contact Address: Universitetsgata 2, Postbox 7004 St. Olavs plass, NO-0310 Oslo NORWAY. Tel: +47 23 25 50 00; Fax: +47 23 25 50 10;
Contact Name: Berit.Morland@nokc.no, dagny.fredheim@nokc.no
Contact Email: Berit.Morland@nokc.no, dagny.fredheim@nokc.no
Copyright: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC)
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