Obsessive compulsive disorder and vitamins B12 and D

  • “Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex disorder with a poorly understood aetiopathogenesis.“
  • 52 children and adolescent OCD patients with 30 healthy controls
  • "As a result we found significantly lower levels of vitamin B12 and vitamin D and higher levels of homocysteine in the patient group compared to control group (p values for all three scores were <0.001)."

Esnafoğlu E, Yaman E: Vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine and vitamin D levels in children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Apr 21;254:232-237. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.04.032. [Epub ahead of print]