Can vitamin and folic acid supplements be taken for anxiety?

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Posted on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Can I take vitamin b12, b6 and folic acid for anxiety? Or do these vitamins increases anxiety? Because I felt anxious after taking them for 2 weeks im 24 year old mald healthy
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 53 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

These vitamins will have no effect on anxiety, positive or negative. They do not treat or worsen anxiety. There is no scientific evidence that B vitamins nor folate is effective in treating anxiety. For anxiety treatment, I suggest an SSRI medication such as Lexapro, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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