Dec 19, 2013 · Several studies have supported a connection between low dietary zinc and depression; however, no studies have investigated whether there is an association between low dietary zinc levels and a broader range of psychiatric disorders.
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence suggests a link between low zinc levels and depression. There is, however, little knowledge about zinc levels in older persons with other psychiatric diagnoses
Conclusions: Zinc deficiency is quite common among psychogeriatric patients and appears to be even more prominent in patients suffering from other psychiatric disorders than depression. Limitations: This study does not provide a clear answer as to whether the observed differences represent a causal relationship between zinc deficiency and psychiatric symptoms.
Zinc and psychiatric disorders Research in the field of zinc status and psychiatric disorders has We found a high prevalence of zinc deficiency in the patient primarily focused on depression. Several studies have found a group compared with the control group.
Zinc and psychiatric disorders We found a high prevalence of zinc deficiency in the patient group compared with the control group. Several studies have demonstrated lower zinc levels in patients with depression than in healthy controls [6,8,30].
Zinc Deficiency and Anxiety Disorders: Many patients misunderstand the role zinc plays in mental health disorders. There is a connection between zinc deficiency and anxiety disorders. We need zinc to make neurotransmitters. A neurotransmitter imbalance can cause symptoms of anxiety.
Zinc/Vitamin D Deficiency Zinc and vitamin D deficiency are both highly prevalent in geriatric patients and have been associated with a range of psychiatric complaints, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, and psychotic episodes.
Zinc deficiency should be suspected in undernourished patients with typical symptoms or signs. However, because many of the symptoms and signs are nonspecific, clinical diagnosis of mild zinc deficiency is difficult. Laboratory diagnosis is also difficult.
Zinc deficiency is common in a number of psychiatric disorders, including dementia, psychotic disorder and anxiety disorders. It is an anti-stress nutrient and is associated with emotional instability.
Copper is also central to cellular energy production, and thus many patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue conditions related to mitochondrial dysfunction have disorders of copper metabolism.