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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017, 5(4), 110-115
DOI: 10.12691/ijcdr-5-4-1
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IMPORTANCE OF EVALUATING VITAMIN B12 STATUS IN DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS

Suresh VC1, , Khadse PA1, Lavanya A1 and Wilma Delphine Silvia CR2

1Department of Psychiatry, Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore

2Department of Biochemistry, Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore

Pub. Date: August 17, 2017

Cite this paper:
Suresh VC, Khadse PA, Lavanya A and Wilma Delphine Silvia CR. IMPORTANCE OF EVALUATING VITAMIN B12 STATUS IN DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017; 5(4):110-115. doi: 10.12691/ijcdr-5-4-1

Abstract

Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in Indian population and it can manifest in the form of various systemic abnormalities. Psychiatric manifestations are often the presenting complaints in many cases. Here, we highlight the importance of identifying and treating vitamin B12 deficiency in the patients presenting with psychiatric manifestations.

Keywords:
Vitamin B12 depression anxiety

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