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B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Decades of research have investigated the possible treatment of the symptoms of schizophrenia with several of the B vitamins. When taken with acetazolamide, more usually prescribed for glaucoma or epilepsy this vitamin may improve a variety of symptoms of schizophrenia. This may be a new way to deal with this horrible illness.

    Key Takeaways:

  • B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.
  • Treatment for schizophrenia currently is based around the administration of antipsychotic drugs.
  • 80% of patients relapse within five years from treatments with antipsychotic drugs. Treatment through B vitamins may offer a good alternative.

“A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins — including B6, B8 and B12 — can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216103913.htm

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