No Effect of Antidepressant Treatment on Elevated Serum Ceruloplasmin Level in Patients with First-Episode Depression: A Longitidunal Study


Kaya M. C. , Bez Y., SELEK S., Karababa F., Bulut M., Savaş H. A. , ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.43, no.4, pp.294-297, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2012.05.006
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-297

Abstract

Background and Aims. Ceruloplasmin, an acute phase reactant with antioxidant capacity, has been found to be increased in some psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder. However, studies in depression are very scarce. We under-took this study determine the serum ceruloplasmin levels of depressive patients before and after treatment, to compare them with those of healthy control subjects, and to assess any possible association of ceruloplasmin and treatment response.