Tag Archives: schizophrenia

Organic Masquerades- B12 Deficiency mimicking Schizophrenia or Depression

21 Jul

Vitamin B12 deficiency is known to cause Neuropsychiatric symptoms, however in some instances, the presentation is purely Psychiatric without obvious Neurological symptoms.
The presence of an atypical psychosis and/or with cognitive loss,or Psychiatric symptoms in a Vegetarian,should prompt further investigations.
These symptoms can easily be misdiagnosed as Schizophrenia or Depression if the physician is not alert regarding possible “organic” causes.

The below studies highlight Vitamin B12 deficiency and behavioural symptoms.

http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=16227
http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/content/vitamin-b12-and-psychiatric-illness

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People with Schizophrenia have faulty Immune Systems

24 Jun

Diagnosis and treatment of Schizophrenia has generally been thought of to be under the specialty of Psychiatry,however it may be time that people diagnosed with Schizophrenia or psychosis be seen by Immunologists as well.

A 2012 Australian study by Professor Cyndi Shannon Weikert  and team from
http://www.neura.edu.au/research/themes/shannon-weickert-group
showed that approximately 40% of people with a Schizophrenia diagnosis have Immune System abnormalities.
This is a very significant finding.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248848.php