Selenium to heal psychosis
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Please note that the paper indicates that selenium is only required in those deficient and that deficiency may be just one cause of the psychosis amongst many possible other causes
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Neurosci Lett. 2006 Dec 27;410(3):198-202. Epub 2006 Oct 18.
An organic selenium compound attenuates apomorphine-induced stereotypy in mice.
Machado MS1, Rosa RM, Dantas AS, Reolon GK, Appelt HR, Braga AL, Henriques JA, Roesler R.
Selenium compounds display neuroprotective activities mediated at least in part by their antioxidant actions. Oxidative damage has been implicated in psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and an alteration in expression of selenium-binding protein-1 (SELENBP-1) has been recently reported in both the blood and brain of schizophrenic patients.
In the present study we examined the effects of the organic selenium compound 3'3-ditrifluoromethyldiphenyl diselenide [(F3CPhSe)2] on apomorphine-induced stereotypy in mice, an animal model of psychosis. Systemic administration of (F3CPhSe)2 at the highest dose used (25.0 micromol/kg in a 10.0 ml/kg injection volume) significantly reduced apomorphine-induced stereotyped behaviors.
A series of control experiments showed that the same dose of (F3CPhSe)2 did not affect open-field behavior, habituation, or aversively motivated memory. The results indicate that organic selenium compounds should be further investigated as agents with possible antipsychotic properties.
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