Suicide attempts and markers of immune response in individuals with serious mental illness.

@article{Dickerson2017SuicideAA,
  title={Suicide attempts and markers of immune response in individuals with serious mental illness.},
  author={Faith Dickerson and Holly C Wilcox and Maria B Adamos and Emily Katsafanas and Sunil Khushalani and Andrea E. Origoni and Christina L. G. Savage and Lucy A. B. Schweinfurth and Cassie R. Stallings and Kevin M Sweeney and Robert Yolken},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2017},
  volume={87},
  pages={
          37-43
        }
}
Previous studies have identified elevations in antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in individuals with a history of suicide attempts but studies have not measured the association between suicide attempts and a panel of antibody markers. We assessed 162 patients receiving treatment for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression on the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale for suicide attempt history and other clinical measures. All participants had a blood sample drawn from which were… CONTINUE READING
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