Analysis of telomere attrition in bipolar disorder.

  title={Analysis of telomere attrition in bipolar disorder.},
  author={Isabela Maria Magalh{\~a}es Lima and Alexandre Guimar{\~a}es de Almeida Barros and Daniela V F Rosa and Maicon Rodrigues Albuquerque and Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz and Fernando da Silva Neves and Marco Aur{\'e}lio Romano-Silva and D{\'e}bora Marques de Miranda},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
BACKGROUND Telomeres can be considered a marker of biological aging. Studies have suggested that telomere shortening may be associated with aging related diseases and also psychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVES Investigate whether bipolar disorder (BD) and its clinical specificities are associated with telomere shortening. METHODS Eighty-five BD patients and 95 healthy controls were paired for age, sex and educational level. Volunteers were submitted to a psychiatric interview and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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