People with schizophrenia might reduce depressive symptoms and reduced cognitive function using high doses of vitamins taken in addition to antipsychotic drugs, making the withdrawal of the Mat-the analysis of scientists based on 18 clinical studies of over 800 patients.
What types of vitamins can improve the health of people with schizophrenia, accounting for about 1% of the population?
Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK have studied in detail the effect of vitamins and minerals for the health of sick patients during the treatment of schizophrenia.
According to the result of the analysis, B group vitamins (B6, B8 and B12) in high doses, has shown efficacy in reducing symptoms of schizophrenia in 832 patients, especially in the early stages of the disease, providing a great support in the treatment of conventional antipsychotic drugs.
The most positive effects were observed in patients with nutritional deficiencies and genetic abnormalities.
B group vitamins known to improve the nervous system and delaying cognitive deterioration in Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they counteract the symptoms caused by excessive stress, depression, and some cognitive impairment.
According to the study, the most effective was the combined “cocktail” of vitamins B6, B8 and B12. These vitamins are mainly located in eggs, meat, fish, bananas, legumes, mushrooms, nuts and whole grains.
The new work, published in the edition “Journal of psychological medicine”, once again reminds us about the very significant impact of diet on the brain and consequently mental health.
Previous studies have also shown that supplementation with omega-3 can significantly reduce the risk of developing schizophrenia in young people at risk zabolevaniya, and that a deficiency of vitamin D, obviously, is associated with increased depressive symptoms in patients.