Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in depressed women treated with open-label escitalopram.

@article{Ladea2013BrainDN,
  title={Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in depressed women treated with open-label escitalopram.},
  author={Maria Ladea and Mihai Bran},
  journal={Psychiatria Danubina},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={128-32}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest the important role of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the etiopathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD) and the mechanism of action of antidepressants. This study aimed to correlate serum levels of BDNF and clinical symptoms in patients with MDD before and after 6 months treatment with escitalopram. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty women diagnosed with MDD and 20 aged-matched healthy female controls were recruited. The patients received… CONTINUE READING

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