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


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.
Klassifikation psychische Störungen, Behandlung und Prävention
Freie Schlagwörter Suicide; Cholesterol; Adolescents; Child; Inpatients
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2010
Seitenangabe S. 615-619
Zeitschriftentitel European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 19 (2010) 7
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-009-0084-x
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)