Plasma BDNFs level initially and post treatment in acute mania: comparison between ECT and atypical antipsychotic treatment and healthy controls.

@article{Karamustafaliolu2015PlasmaBL,
  title={Plasma BDNFs level initially and post treatment in acute mania: comparison between ECT and atypical antipsychotic treatment and healthy controls.},
  author={Nesrin Karamustafalioğlu and Abdullah Genç and Tevfik Kalelioglu and Akif Tasdemir and Gokhan Umut and Said Incir and Mustafa Akkuş and Murat H Emul},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={
          898-902
        }
}
BACKGROUND Inconsistent findings concerning brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels across different episodes in bipolar disorder have been reported, which is also in line with the treatment effects on BDNF levels in acute mania. We aimed to compare plasma BDNF level alterations after pure antipsychotic drug or ECT plus antipsychotic drug treatment in acute mania. METHODS Sixty-eight patients with mania were divided into two treatment arms: the antipsychotic treatment arm (AP) and… CONTINUE READING
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