Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

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

Role of Vitamin D in schizophrenia in elderly patient


Javed Ather Siddiqui, Shazia Farheen Qureshi, Yousef Bin Ahmed Shawosh 
 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
KSA

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.


How to cite this article:
Siddiqui JA, Qureshi SF, Ahmed Shawosh YB. Role of Vitamin D in schizophrenia in elderly patient.J Geriatr Ment Health 2018;5:65-67


How to cite this URL:
Siddiqui JA, Qureshi SF, Ahmed Shawosh YB. Role of Vitamin D in schizophrenia in elderly patient. J Geriatr Ment Health [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 May 24 ];5:65-67
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