Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and leptin levels in patients with a diagnosis of severe major depressive disorder with melancholic features.

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OBJECTIVE Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and leptin have been hypothesized to be involved in the neurobiology of depression. The aim of this study was to investigate BDNF, VEGF and leptin levels in patients with severe melancholic depression. METHODS A total of 40 drug-free patients with major… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/2045125312436572

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@article{Kotan2012SerumBN, title={Serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and leptin levels in patients with a diagnosis of severe major depressive disorder with melancholic features.}, author={Zeynep Kotan and Emre Sarand{\"o}l and Emine Kırhan and G{\"u}ven Ozkaya and Selcçuk Kırlı}, journal={Therapeutic advances in psychopharmacology}, year={2012}, volume={2 2}, pages={65-74} }