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A 20-year-old male asked:

can i take calcium 600 mg with vitamin d3 400 international units every day for depression and anxiety for how long can i take it ?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Need to monitor: Although that is actually not an uncommon formulation to find OTC for calcium supplements there is a theoretical risk of becoming hypercalcemic. If not for the Vitamin D component (which is extremely low and probably won't do much to an individual's total serum levels) but for the calcium component which can become excessive with time. Talk to your doctor for occasional blood testing schedule.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Calcium and D are: more helpful for bone health than for mood disorders. The D may be moderately helpful in that way, however. Please see a mental health professional and do not rely on medication alone. Learn some stress management techniques from the doc. The Relaxation Response book by Herbert Benson can help. Peace and good health.

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