I've suffered a long time with treatment resistant depression and have tried every med combo out there, plus dbt, therapy and finally had ect.Nothing worked for very long. I went to my reg. doc to re-up on meds and was feeling very run down. So i asked for blood work thinking i was anemic. In the mean time he gave me a b-12 shot. While waiting for the test to come back I started feeling my depression lift. So I googled b-12 and depression and to my surprise there have been studies on this.B-12 deficiency can cause depression and there is a new blood test called mma that can detect a deficiency when reg. blood work does not. When my doc phoned with my results, he informed me everything was in the normal range. I told him of my drastic change in my depression and mood. He said he didn't know but would be happy to give me the new test. When it came back I in fact was very low on b-12.I now give myself an injection every 2 wks. My depression is so much better.I'm so mad not one of my many doctors have ever done any blood work or ever mentioned this to me. I had to find out about it on my own. I'm sorry this post is so long. I just felt like sharing this in case it helps someone else.I would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about this.
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