Vitamin B12 levels are low in hospitalized psychiatric patients.

@article{Silver2000VitaminBL,
  title={Vitamin B12 levels are low in hospitalized psychiatric patients.},
  author={Henry K. Silver},
  journal={The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
  • Henry K. Silver
  • Published 2000 in
    The Israel journal of psychiatry and related…
BACKGROUND Deficiency of vitamin B12, a key component in the catabolism of monoamines, is associated with various neuropsychiatric disorders and may be more frequent in hospitalized patients. METHOD We reviewed vitamin B12 assays performed in a laboratory of a large Israeli psychiatric hospital over a 23-month period to examine prevalence of low values and compared vitamin B12 deficient patients to those with normal levels on various parameters. In addition, vitamin levels in a random sample… CONTINUE READING