Homocysteine and Depression

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by jaminhealth, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've been working for about 6 months now to bring down elevated Homocysteine levels....one person on a site mentioned that taking a homocysteine formula has brought down depression.... Then I started to research and there is a lot of info related to this issue. Here is one, hope you can open as I have issues copying links:

    www.psychologytoday.com/...depression.../can-simple-blood-test-solve- depression

    Oct 13, 2011 ... Testing for Homocysteine Can Help in Depression Treatment By James M.
    Greenblatt, M.D. ...

    Good idea to get Homocysteine levels checked when one can......jam
  2. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    Hi Jam - I think the question is whether high homocysteine itself causes depression, or, rather, whether the low folate or B12 or B6, which can cause high homocysteine levels, is the actual cause. I know B12 (and I guess all the Bs) are very important for mental well-being. so that article might have the cart before the horse, so to speak. And the homocysteine formula which helped your friend probably was high in B12 and folate - which would help one's mood.

    Interesting topic anyways!

    Mary