Authors: Levenson CW

PMID: 16491668 DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2006.tb00171.x


Low serum zinc levels have been linked to major depression. Furthermore, zinc treatment has been shown to have an antidepressant effect. With the hope of understanding the role of zinc in mood disorders, recent work has begun to explore possible mechanisms of zinc action on serotonin uptake in the brain.

Keywords: zinc, antidepressant, depression, mental health