Serum leptin and cholesterol levels in schizophrenic patients with and without suicide attempts


Atmaca M., Kuloglu M. M., Tezcan E., Ustundag B.

ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.108, no.3, pp.208-214, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-0447.2003.00145.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-214
  • Keywords: leptin, cholesterol, suicide, violence, schizophrenia, MONOAMINE METABOLITES, WEIGHT-GAIN, BEHAVIOR, SEROTONIN, ASSOCIATION, VIOLENCE, OBESITY, BRAIN, CSF
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: Previous studies demonstrate a relationship between lipid metabolism and suicide or impulsive-aggressive behaviours. Leptin seems to be related with lipid metabolism. Therefore, the aim was to measure total serum cholesterol and leptin levels in 16 medication-free schizophrenic patients with and without suicide attempts and in 16 healthy controls.