Catatonia and other psychiatric symptoms with vitamin B12 deficiency


Dr Rajesh Sagar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110029, India


Objective: To study unusual psychiatric manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency and related issues.

Method: A case study of 52-year-old female and review of relevant literature.

Results: Complete remission of psychiatric symptoms without recurrence for the next 4 years with vitamin B12 as the only specific therapy instituted.

Conclusion: Importance of B12 estimation and replacement in patients with varied psychiatric manifestations.