enirgin t1_j7qsr71 wrote

There is also evidence that diagnosis with a mental disorder is biased: those in poverty and minorities are diagnosed at higher rates than others with similar symptoms.


enirgin t1_j7b5g2u wrote

Not useful information on its own; it's a correlational study. If you filled a Vitamin D rx you were less likely to commit suicide. It does not show any causal relationship.

Maybe if you were able to get out of the house more easily and buy vitamins more easily you were less likely to commit suicide. Or if you were less likely you took better care of yourself (maybe less depressed?) and got vitamins. Or some disease that required vitamin D supplements was associated with lower suicide risk.

Not to say someone shouldn't follow up with a more rigorous study, but this is nothing more than a teaser for more serious research.