Blood lead levels and major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder in US young adults.

@article{Bouchard2009BloodLL,
  title={Blood lead levels and major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder in US young adults.},
  author={Maryse F. Bouchard and D C David C Bellinger and Jennifer L Weuve and Julia A Matthews-Bellinger and Stephen E Gilman and Robert Wright and Joel Schwartz and Marc G. Weisskopf},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 12},
  pages={1313-9}
}
CONTEXT Lead is a ubiquitous neurotoxicant, and adverse cognitive and behavioral effects are well-documented in children and occupationally exposed adults but not in adults with low environmental exposure. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of current blood lead levels with 3 common psychiatric disorders-major depression, panic, and generalized anxiety-in young adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional epidemiologic survey. SETTING Nationally representative sample of US adults. PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING
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