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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Role of Vitamin D in schizophrenia in elderly patient

Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Hospital, Taif, KSA

Correspondence Address:
Javed Ather Siddiqui
Department of Psychiatry, Mental Health Hospital, P. O. Box: 2056, Taif-21944
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jgmh.jgmh_22_17

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Vitamin D deficiency is common in the patient with mental illness such as schizophrenia; several environmental risk factors for schizophrenia, such as season of birth, latitude, and migration, have been linked to Vitamin D deficiency. Recent studies have suggested a potential role of Vitamin D in the development of schizophrenia, for example, neonatal Vitamin D status is associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia in later life. Here, we report a case of Vitamin D deficiency presenting with schizophrenia. Vitamin D supplementation is promising treatment strategy to prevent relapse to improve psychotic symptoms, and physical health in patients with schizophrenia should be further explored in future studies.

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