Comparison of inflammatory cytokine levels among type I/type II and manic/hypomanic/euthymic/depressive states of bipolar disorder.

@article{Bai2014ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of inflammatory cytokine levels among type I/type II and manic/hypomanic/euthymic/depressive states of bipolar disorder.},
  author={Yamei Bai and Tung-Ping Su and Shih-Jen Tsai and Chiou Wen-Fei and Cheng-Ta Li and Tu Pei-Chi and Chen Mu-Hong},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={166},
  pages={
          187-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory cytokines have been suggested to be the trait or state markers of bipolar disorder, but with inconsistent results. This may be related to small sample sizes and poor control of some important confounding factors. METHODS Gender/age-matched outpatients with bipolar disorder and normal controls were enrolled. The clinical symptoms were rated using the Montgomery Åsberg Depression Rating Scale and Young Mania Rating Scale. Inflammatory cytokines, including soluble… CONTINUE READING
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