Patients with mental illnesses may adopt eating habits that lead to vitamin deficiencies.
Vitamins are substances other than carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and proteins your body needs to grow and develop normally. They include vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B-6, B-12, and folate). Vitamin deficiencies can affect mental illness by making symptoms worse which can result in poor nutrition choices compromising treatment and recovery.
Vitamin Deficiencies and Mental Health