Alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein, age, and sex in mood disorders.

  title={Alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein, age, and sex in mood disorders.},
  author={Robert H. Young and Anita P. Patel and Burnett S Meyers and Tatsu Kakuma and George S. Alexopoulos},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={7 4},
Serum alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein (AAG) reportedly can increase with age in the normal population, especially among women. In 33 patients with unipolar major depression or bipolar disorder, serum AAG was measured by age. The authors noted a positive association with age, particularly in depressed female patients (n=18; r(s)=0.61; P<0.01). The authors discuss… CONTINUE READING