Associations of plasma leptin to clinical manifestations in reproductive aged female patients with panic disorder

@article{Masdrakis2017AssociationsOP,
  title={Associations of plasma leptin to clinical manifestations in reproductive aged female patients with panic disorder},
  author={Vasilios G Masdrakis and Charalambos C. Papageorgiou and Manolis Markianos},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={255},
  pages={161-166}
}
Preclinical studies suggest the implication of the adipocyte hormone leptin in anxiety and fear processes. We explored for potential differences regarding plasma leptin, cortisol and the ratio leptin/Body Mass Index (BMI) between 27 medication-free female patients with Panic Disorder (PD) and 42 age-matched female controls, and for potential associations between plasma leptin and psychometric evaluations including number of panic attacks during last week, Clinical Global Impression-Severity of… CONTINUE READING
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