Neriman A, Hakan Y, Ozge U. The psychotropic effect of vitamin D supplementation on schizophrenia symptoms. BMC psychiatry. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-0. - Food for the Brain

Neriman A, Hakan Y, Ozge U. The psychotropic effect of vitamin D supplementation on schizophrenia symptoms. BMC psychiatry. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-0.

Paper

Neriman A, Hakan Y, Ozge U. The psychotropic effect of vitamin D supplementation on schizophrenia symptoms. BMC psychiatry. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-0.

Details

This study was conducted to understand whether vitamin D supplementation, especially sunlight exposure, would have an impact on negative symptoms of those with schizophrenia. 52 patients took part in the study and had their serum 25OHD levels measured to understand their current vitamin D level in the blood. The severity of symptoms was measured using the scale for the assessment of negative symptoms (SANS). The mean SANS score was statistically significantly lower after replacement of vitamin D, the total attention score was also significantly improved. The study concluded that addressing vitamin D deficiency in schizophrenic patients can improve symptoms of schizophrenia.

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