International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014

Study of Relationship between Dissociative Disorders and Vitamin-C Status in Rural Subjects of Western Uttar Pradesh

Sanchit Tiwari | Kalpana Verma [3] | Pradeep Kumar [46]

Abstract: Aim & Objective: To study vitamin C status of rural dissociative disorders population of western U. P. vis-a-vis age and sex matched healthy controls. Materials & Methods: From patients visiting the Psychiatric department of TMMC & RC, thirty dissociative patients, diagnosed according to Structured Clinical Interview DSM-IV-TR schedule, were selected randomly and their serum vitamin C levels were measured by dinitrophenyl hydrazine method. These levels were compared with 30 age-and sex-matched healthy controls. Results: Mean (SD) serum vitamin C level of dissociative patients and controls were 0.290.16 mg/dl and SD 0.390.17 mg/dl respectively. The difference between these two groups of subjects was statistically significant (p value < 0.01). Conclusion: This study shows low vitamin C status in dissociative patients as compared to normal individuals, and suggests that vitamin C supplementation can have a positive effect in the treatment of these patients.

Keywords: vitamin C, dissociative disorders

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014,

Pages: 2949 - 2950

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