The Severity of Depressive Symptoms vs. Serum Mg and Zn Levels in Postmenopausal Women

  title={The Severity of Depressive Symptoms vs. Serum Mg and Zn Levels in Postmenopausal Women},
  author={Marzanna Stanisławska and Małgorzata Szkup-Jabłońska and A. Jurczak and Sylwia Wieder-Huszla and Agnieszka Samochowiec and Andrzej Jasiewicz and Iwona Noceń and Katarzyna Augustyniuk and Aleksandra Brodowska and Beata Karakiewicz and Dariusz Chlubek and Elżbieta Grochans},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  pages={30 - 35}
The aim of this study was to assess the severity of depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women, depending on serum Mg and Zn levels. The study involved 171 postmenopausal women from Poland, who were not using menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). The intensity of depressive symptoms was evaluated using a standard research technique, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The plasma Mg and Zn concentrations were measured. Depressive symptoms of different severity levels were diagnosed in 36.8 % of… 

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