Markers for the functional availability of cobalamin/folate and their association with neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly
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Cobalamin/folate deficiency is common in elderly subjects and may lead to psychiatric symptoms, but even more often it increases the severity of other organic and non-organic mental diseases. This paper reviews the literature relevant for markers of cobalamin/folate status and their relation to neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly. Plasma homocysteine, a marker of cobalamin/folate status, is frequently increased in psychogeriatric patients. Among markers of cobalamin/folate status, plasma homocysteine shows the best association with neuropsychiatric dysfunction.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology (013250300), Department of Psychogeriatrics (013304000)