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Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factors in Taiwanese patients with drug-naïve first-episode major depressive disorder: effects of antidepressants

Abstract:

Background:

Brain-derived neurotrophic factors are known to be related to the psychopathology of major depressive disorder. However, studies focusing on drug-naïve first-episode patients are still rare.

Methods:

Over a 6-year period, we examined the serum brain-derived neurotrophic factors levels in patients with first-episode drug-naïve major depressive disorder and compared them with sex-matched healthy controls. We also investigated the relat... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology More from this journal
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
213-218
Publication date:
2016-11-16
Acceptance date:
2016-11-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-5111
ISSN:
1461-1457
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
1149880
Local pid:
pubs:1149880
Deposit date:
2020-12-15

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