Saturday, August 4, 2012
Vit D Deficiency
Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency has been linked both to autism and to schizophrenia? Swedish researchers reviewed the blood work of 117 out-patient psychiatric subjects in Sweden. The researchers found that having a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia predicted low levels of serum vitamin D. Researchers suspect that vitamin D deficiency may not only be a predisposing developmental factor but also may relate to the adult patients’ psychiatric state. This was further supported when some patients with vitamin D deficiency underwent vitamin D treatment and experienced an improved psychiatric state.