Blood Tests

From brainmatrix




study of 41 patients with bipolar disorder, 34 patients with major depression, or controls[1]

results showed:

- all patients had significantly lower HDL-C values than control subjects

- Increased TG levels were found in patients with bipolar disorder compared to healthy subjects.

- no differences in the cholestrol and LDL-C levels and body mass index

- significant differences in the ratios of cholesterol/HDL-C and LDL- C/HDL-C values (atherogenic index) among groups.

- conclusion: low HDL-C levels and high atherogenic index might be a hallmark of affective disorders

  1. Sagud, Marina; Mihaljevic-Peles, Alma; Pivac, Nela; Jakovljevic, Miro; Muck-Seler, Dorotea (2009-08-15). "Lipid levels in female patients with affective disorders". Psychiatry Research. 168 (3): 218–221. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2008.06.048. ISSN 0165-1781. PMID 19560828.