Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Does depression decrease cholesterol? Apparently

In the CODAS model, depression is associated with a decrease in DA/5-HT. One would, therefore, postulate that depression would be associated with decreased cholesterol.

Biochemical markers of anxiety and depression

The results of research into a biochemical marker for depression are presented. The research was carried out on a normal population in a primary care setting. Cholesterol levels were identified as the blood marker for anxiety and depression. The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression was chosen to identify depression. Those with low cholesterol scored significantly higher on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

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