Hi Jae, This is an interesting article that you have found. Granted, there may be some people for whom this may fit but, I would refer to your physician before buying any Zinc or B6 in hopes that it will help.
My background here...I am just about done with my Master's degree in Psychology. I have had my BS degree for 13 years and also worked in the mental health field for well over 11 years. I do have depression with anxiety/panic disorder which I have had since I was a teenager. I also have Multiple Sclerosis and an Autonomic disorder which has slowed me down the last few years. I am going to be 35 this year....when I lay it all down like that it all seems a bit daunting. Breathe....Okay.
I havent seen Pyroluri as a diagnosis in anyone I have worked with. Nor have they been give supplements of Zinc. I did have some people whom had B6 injections however, they had medical diagnosis for this reason not depression.
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Hello, Interesting article however the copyright on it is 2003 so it is 5 years old already and like els, I have never seen this as criteria for dx depression.
My reference of 2008 indicates studies have shown the severe zinc deficiency significantly depress immune function because zinc is needed for both the development and the activation of a very important class of white blood cells (lymphocytes) called T-cells. When people with low zinc are given zinc supplements, their T-cell count goes up and they're better able to fight off disease.
The symptoms of decreased B6 are many so please do see your physician before you start buying a lot of supplements as natural cures may interact with your regular medications.
Thank you for sharing this article.
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Post Edited By Moderator (els) : 6/21/2008 8:18:05 AM (GMT-6)