Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, adiponectin, and proinflammatory markers in various subtypes of depression in young men.

@article{Su2011BrainderivedNF,
  title={Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, adiponectin, and proinflammatory markers in various subtypes of depression in young men.},
  author={Sheng-Chiang Su and Ming-Tsung Sun and Min-jie Wen and Chin-Jung Lin and Y Chen and Y T Hung},
  journal={International journal of psychiatry in medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={211-26}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), adiponectin, and proinflammatory cytokines in various subtypes of depression in a cohort of young men. METHODS Sixty-two men 18-30 years of age were recruited for the study. Forty-two were newly diagnosed with depression according to DSM-IV criteria and were divided into three subtypes: reactive depression (N = 13), major depression (N = 18), and bipolar depression (N = 10). Controls included 21 young men… CONTINUE READING