Suicidal patients are deficient in vitamin D, associated with a pro-inflammatory status in the blood.

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Abstract

Low levels of vitamin D may play a role in psychiatric disorders, as cross-sectional studies show an association between vitamin D deficiency and depression, schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms. The underlying mechanisms are not well understood, although vitamin D is known to influence the immune system to promote a T helper (Th)-2 phenotype. At the same time, increased inflammation might be of importance in the pathophysiology of depression and suicide. We therefore hypothesized that suicidal patients would be deficient in vitamin D, which could be responsible for the inflammatory changes observed in these patients.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Läkemedelskemi
  • Psykiatri
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)210-219
TidskriftPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volym50
StatusPublished - 2014
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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