Markers for the functional availability of cobalamin/folate and their association with neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly

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Abstract

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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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geriatrik
  • Psykiatri

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)873-878
TidskriftInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volym16
Utgåva nummer9
StatusPublished - 2001
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa