Serum BDNF levels in suicide attempters related to psychosocial stressors: a comparative study with depression.

@article{Deveci2007SerumBL,
  title={Serum BDNF levels in suicide attempters related to psychosocial stressors: a comparative study with depression.},
  author={Artuner Deveci and Omer Aydemir and Oryal E. Taskin and Fatma Taneli and Ayşen Esen-Danaci},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 2-3},
  pages={93-7}
}
Although many studies have examined the neurobiological aspects of suicide, the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with suicide remain unclear. In this study, it is aimed to investigate whether there is a difference in serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels among suicide attempters without a major psychiatric disorder, compared to major depressive disorder patients and healthy subjects. It was undertaken with the hypothesis that suicide per se lowers… CONTINUE READING

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