the_wailing_walrus t1_j7bztjm wrote

I started taking vitamin D and my depression symptoms improved, so I experienced that correlation first-hand. I began taking it per doctor advice. This was very much not the only change in my life at the time.

Some obvious confounding factors to consider: this resulted from first contact with a doctor regarding my depression symptoms and the initiation of a holistic care plan, began taking SSRIs, began therapy, changed living/working arrangements to remove sources of excessive stress, increased social contact with friends/family, generally started taking better care of myself when I was capable again.