Selenium lacks benefit in antenatal depression: study

A group from the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, reviewed a randomised controlled trial in 83 women comparing 100mcg selenium yeast tablets, taken from the first trimester until birth, with placebo.

It found selenium had a non-statistically significant effect on Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale scores.

Another trial involving 126 women compared DHA- and EPA-enriched fish oil with placebo and found no benefit in prevention of postpartum