Vitamin D and the brain: A neuropsychiatric perspective

Harvey, Louise, Burne, Thomas H. J., Cui, Xiaoying, Mackay-Sim, Alan, Eyles, Darryl and McGrath, John J. (2009) Vitamin D and the brain: A neuropsychiatric perspective. Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism, 7 2: 199-205. doi:10.1007/s12018-009-9031-0


Author Harvey, Louise
Burne, Thomas H. J.
Cui, Xiaoying
Mackay-Sim, Alan
Eyles, Darryl
McGrath, John J.
Title Vitamin D and the brain: A neuropsychiatric perspective
Journal name Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1534-8644
1559-0119
ISBN 978-1-60327-300-8
Publication date 2009-03-21
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12018-009-9031-0
Open Access Status
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 199
End page 205
Total pages 7
Place of publication Totowa, NJ, United States
Publisher Humana Press
Language eng
Subject C1
110999 Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
730211 Mental health
Abstract Based on clues from epidemiology, it has been proposed that low prenatal vitamin D may be a risk factor for schizophrenia. In order to explore this hypothesis, our group has undertaken an integrated research program linking analytic epidemiology and rodent experiments. There is consistent evidence from rodents that offspring exposed to low developmental vitamin D deficiency have altered brain structure and function as adults. This chapter provides a concise summary of the evidence linking vitamin D to brain development and function. In addition, the epidemiological evidence linking hypovitaminosis D and various neuropsychiatric disorders is outlined.
Keyword Vitamin D
Animal experiments
Neuroscience
Schizophrenia
Developmental neuroscience
Epidemiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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