Blood Levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Correlate with Several Psychopathological Symptoms in Anorexia Nervosa Patients

  title={Blood Levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Correlate with Several Psychopathological Symptoms in Anorexia Nervosa Patients},
  author={Josep Maria Mercader and Fernando Fern{\'a}ndez-Aranda and M{\'o}nica Gratac{\'o}s and Marta Ribas{\'e}s and Anna Bad{\'i}a and Cynthia Villarejo and Raquel Solano and Juan Ramon Gonz{\'a}lez and Julio Vallejo and Xavier Estivill},
  pages={185 - 190}
Background: Evidence of a role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the pathophysiology of eating disorders (ED) has been provided by association studies and by murine models. BDNF plasma levels have been found altered in ED and in psychiatric disorders that show comorbidity with ED. Aims: Since the role of BDNF levels in ED-related psychopathological symptoms has not been tested, we investigated the correlation of BDNF plasma levels with the Symptom Checklist 90 Revised (SCL-90R… 

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