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RMJ. 2015; 40(3): 266-268

Vitamin D status in psychiatric patients in Karachi, Pakistan: a retrospective case notes review

Mukesh Bhimani, Faheem Khan, Tayyab Arfeen, Rashid A Masud Khan.

Objective: To study the serum levels of vitamin D in Pakistani psychiatric patients.
Methodology: This Observational study was carried out at Department of Psychiatry, Aga Khan University, Karachi, from January 2009 to December 2009. We reviewed medical records of 184 psychiatric patients, whose vitamin D levels were measured. Vitamin D levels were divided in three categories: deficiency (

Key words: Vitamin D, psychiatric patients, depression, Pakistan

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