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Total serum cholesterol levels and suicide attempts in child and adolescent psychiatric inpatients

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Plana, Teresa; Gracia, R.; Méndez, I.; Pintor, L.; Lazaro, L.; Castro-Fornieles, J.

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Abstract Associations between cholesterol and suicidal behavior in adolescent patients have not been explored in depth. In this study, 66 patients consecutively admitted to a psychiatric inpatient unit following attempted suicide were compared with a control group of 54 patients with no history of suicide attempts. The age range of the sample was from 8 to 18 years old. Cholesterol levels were significantly lower in attempted suicide patients than in controls (p < 0.02), supporting the hypothesis that lower cholesterol levels might be associated with suicidal behavior in patients with similar acute phase of their disorder.
Classification Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Treatment and Prevention
Free Keywords Suicide; Cholesterol; Adolescents; Child; Inpatients
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 615-619
Journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 19 (2010) 7
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-009-0084-x
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)