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Vitamin B12 deficiency and depression

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Author(s): Aysel Milanlıoğlu

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 455;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Vitamin B12 | depression | mood disorders

ABSTRACT
Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause psychiatric manifestations preceding the hematological and neurological symptoms. Despite a variety of symptoms, data on the role of vitamin B12 deficiency in depression are sparse.We report a case with B12 deficiency that is diagnosed with psychotic depression and treated successively with vitamin B12 replacement instead of using conventional therapy.Future investigations should focus on the role of vitamin B12 status in depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders. J Clin Exp Invest 2011; 2 (4): 455-456
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