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Can A Lack Of B12 Really Make You Depressed?

By KATE ASHFORD As vitamins go, B12 is an important one. It's essential for nerve and blood cells and helps make DNA. It also staves off a form of anemia that can cause weakness and fatigue. If you aren't getting enough, you can experience a medley of problems, from constipation to loss of appetite to trouble concentrating. A recent medical journal article even suggests that a vitamin B12 deficiency may have been the cause of Mary Todd Lincoln's psychiatric and physical issues, which included a sore mouth and delusions. But can a shortage of B12 really contribute to depression? In a way, yes."Low levels will worsen the symptoms of depression" because you need B vitamins to produce and metabolize the mood chemical serotonin, says Joseph Feuerstein, MD, an...