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  •  B12 deficiency can promote psychosis. (5+ / 0-)

    If not that, poor mental function.

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 04:39:20 AM PST

    •  And vitamin D deficiency is observed (6+ / 0-)

      to correlate with teenage onset schizophrenia. Whether that is a cause or an effect is unknown.

      It's not rocket science that this kid was delusional.

      Did he hear voices? Was he inside a fantasy bubble? WTF with wanting to kill grammar school kids? No way to know.

      One clue is a video game "School Shooting" that showed up in the home.

      Most likely: paranoid schizophrenia.

      And that's the easy call in part because the paranoid schizophrenics process video games (and paint ball) differently from non-sufferers. America has 50,000+ paranoid schizophrenics.

      This kid Lanza got no psychiatric care. Same as the Deeds kid in Virginia.

      We're idiots. We're too busy spending insane sums on aircraft carriers and tax giveaways for us to finance basic in-patient care for people who are delusional. Even people experiencing waking dreams, waking nightmares.

      And we leave military weapons sitting out for anybody to use for any purpose they want. It's this SCOTUS's idea of "freedom" and "liberty."

      (One more reason to turn Republicans in Whigs ??? ASAP? For me, you betcha.)

    •  A Study To Support This (2+ / 0-)
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      murrayewv, petral

      Thanks, dadadata,

      That's fascinating and scary.

      According to the abstract of the paper: "What are the psychiatric manifestations of vitamin B12 deficiency?" by Hector M, Burton, JR.,
      Division of Geriatrics, Francis Scott Key Medical Center,

      Psychiatric symptoms attributable to vitamin B12 deficiency have been described for decades. The earlier reports are for the most part in accord with more recent ones, despite being diagnostically less specific in psychiatric and hematologic terms. These symptoms seem to fall into several clinically separate categories: slow cerebration; confusion; memory changes; delirium, with or without hallucinations and/or delusions; depression; acute psychotic states; and (more rarely) reversible manic and schizophreniform states. While there still remain abundant hematologic, psychiatric, neurologic, or nutritional reasons for obtaining a serum vitamin B12 level, its use in the investigation of the etiology of a patient's dementia seems unjustified. However, acute or subacute changes in a demented patient's mental status, specifically a clouding of their consciousness, may make such testing advisable as part of the complete workup of their delirium regardless of a normal hematologic picture.

      Every relationship of domination, exploitation, or oppression is by definition violent. Dominator and dominated alike are reduced to things - the former dehumanized by an excess of power, the latter by a lack of it. And things cannot love.-Paulo Freire

      by samdiener on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 05:53:42 AM PST

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