The association of nocturnal serum melatonin levels with major depression in patients with acute multiple sclerosis.

@article{Akpinar2008TheAO,
  title={The association of nocturnal serum melatonin levels with major depression in patients with acute multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Zehra Akpinar and S Alicura Tokg{\"o}z and Hakki G{\"o}kbel and Nilsel Okudan and Faruk Uğuz and G{\"u}ls{\"u}m Meral Yilmaz},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2008},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={253-7}
}
The association of nocturnal serum melatonin levels was investigated in acute multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with major depression (MD). The sample comprised 13 patients with MD and 12 with no psychiatric disorders admitted to our clinic due to acute MS attacks. Psychiatric evaluation was performed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCD-I). The level of depressive symptoms was assessed with the Beck Depression Scale (BDS). Blood samples were taken from the patients to… CONTINUE READING