27 February 2017

Vitamins against schizophrenia

"Science and Life"

In most cases, in patients with schizophrenia, the disease returns after treatment – in 80% of patients, a relapse occurs within five years after the course of therapy. However, as stated in a recent article in Psychological Medicine (Firth et al., The effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on symptoms of schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis), recurrent symptoms can be markedly attenuated with large doses of B vitamins.

The authors of the article note that the positive effect of vitamins takes place only in cases when the return of the disease is noticed early enough.

The study was statistical and meta-analytical – that is, the results of various clinical studies and observations were analyzed here – so one can only hypothesize about the specific mechanism of action of vitamins, but it is worth mentioning that this is not the first case when they talk about the benefits of certain dietary supplements (vitamins, amino acids, etc.) for containment schizophrenia.

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