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Can vitamin B12 help alleviate depression or dementia?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
If the person has a reversible dementia related to low levels of vitamin b12, then replacing vitamin B12 could help.
Together with folate, (folic acid) B12 has also been implicated in some cases of depression. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15671130.

In brief: Possibly
If the person has a reversible dementia related to low levels of vitamin b12, then replacing vitamin B12 could help.
Together with folate, (folic acid) B12 has also been implicated in some cases of depression. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15671130.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
If you have a B12 deficiency it can cause dementia and depression but this uncommon in the american diet.
If one doesn't eat much meat it can be worth checking.

In brief: Not usually
If you have a B12 deficiency it can cause dementia and depression but this uncommon in the american diet.
If one doesn't eat much meat it can be worth checking.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It will not help with either.

In brief: No
It will not help with either.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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