Telomere length in psychiatric disorders: Is it more than an ageing marker?

@article{MonroyJaramillo2017TelomereLI,
  title={Telomere length in psychiatric disorders: Is it more than an ageing marker?},
  author={Nancy Monroy-Jaramillo and Elena Dyukova and Consuelo Walss-Bass},
  journal={The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-19}
}
OBJECTIVES Psychiatric and substance-use disorders have been associated with premature biological ageing. Telomere length (TL), considered an ageing marker, has been analysed in psychiatric disorders, and to a lesser extent in substance-use disorders, with recent findings suggesting TL may be related to disease pathology. METHODS We conducted a critical and non-systematic literature search of TL studies published up to June 2016 in psychiatric and substance-use disorders, focussing on studies… CONTINUE READING
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