Cholesterol in mood and anxiety disorders: review of the literature and new hypotheses

@article{Papakostas2004CholesterolIM,
  title={Cholesterol in mood and anxiety disorders: review of the literature and new hypotheses},
  author={George I. Papakostas and Dost {\"O}ng{\"u}r and Dan V. Iosifescu and David Mischoulon and Maurizio Fava},
  journal={European Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={135-142}
}
Cholesterol plays an integral role in the structure and function of the cell membrane and may also affect neurotransmission in the central nervous system. Previous work has identified abnormalities in serum cholesterol levels in patients with mood and anxiety disorders as well as in suicidal patients. However, the biological significance of these abnormalities remains to be clarified. An understanding of how serum cholesterol relates to the pathophysiology of mood disorders may generate… Expand
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