Homocysteinemia is a common feature of schizophrenia

  • B. Regland
  • B. V. Johansson
  • B. Grenfeldt
  • L. T. Hjelmgren
  • M. Medhus
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DOI: 10.1007/BF01271539

Cite this article as:
Regland, B., Johansson, B.V., Grenfeldt, B. et al. J. Neural Transmission (1995) 100: 165. doi:10.1007/BF01271539

Summary

A significant proportion of patients with schizophrenia have increased homocysteine levels that are unrelated to psychopharmacological medication or nutrient deficiency in folate or cobalamin. This supports the hypothesis that inherent methylation deficiency is involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.

Keywords

Schizophrenia homocysteine methylation 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Regland
    • 1
  • B. V. Johansson
    • 2
  • B. Grenfeldt
    • 1
  • L. T. Hjelmgren
    • 2
  • M. Medhus
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Mölndal HospitalGöteborg UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUddevalla HospitalSweden

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