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Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Nov;161(11):2121-3.

Serum lipid levels in patients with dissociative disorder.

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Department of Psychiatry, Yüzüncü Yil University School of Medicine, Van 65200, Turkey. myagargun@kure.com.tr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

There may be an association between a low serum cholesterol level and dissociative disorders.

METHOD:

The subjects of the study were 16 patients with dissociative disorder and 16 normal comparison subjects (two men and 14 women in each group). Total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and very low density lipoprotein levels were compared.

RESULTS:

Patients with dissociative disorders had lower serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, and very low density lipoprotein levels than normal comparison subjects.

CONCLUSIONS:

Low serum lipid concentrations may be related to a high incidence of self-injurious behaviors and borderline features in patients with dissociative disorders.

PMID:
15514416
DOI:
10.1176/appi.ajp.161.11.2121
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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