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Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1990 Dec;82(6):451-3.

Zinc in depressive disorder.

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Department of Psychiatry, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.


Plasma zinc levels were measured in 14 patients with primary affective disorder on admission to hospital; they were compared with plasma zinc levels in group of 14 age- and sex-matched controls. A significant difference in zinc levels was found between the 2 groups. Plasma zinc levels of 9 of the depressed patients on admission to hospital and at the point of discharge were compared; a significant increase in zinc levels was detected.

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