Posted on June 2, 2015 by
Patients with psychiatric disorders display high levels of hypovitaminosis D (<50nmol/L). It remains unclear whether it is associated with specific diagnoses. To further explore vitamin D status in psychiatric inpatients, 82 individuals with mood disorders or schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders were included. Hypovitaminosis D was significantly lower in patients with mood disorders than patients with schizophrenia (standardized β coefficient=0.385, p=0.007). Further studies are warranted to determine specific causes of hypovitaminosis D and the interest of supplementation.
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Bipolar disorders; Dysthymia; Major depression; Schizophrenia; Vitamin D