Australian researchers analyzed data from 15 studies on depression and vitamin D, and supplementing with the vitamin D improved the condition by 22%. And, the researchers noted, the positive effect "was comparable to that of anti-depressant medication." Sunshine is an excellent way to get vitamin D and I recommend getting 1,000-2000 units a day.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.