Cytokine levels in euthymic bipolar patients


GULOKSUZ S., Cetin E. , CETIN T., Deniz G. , Oral E. T. , NUTT D. J.

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, vol.126, no.3, pp.458-462, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.04.027
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-462

Abstract

Background: The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder is not thoroughly understood. Several studies have investigated the possible role of cytokines in psychiatric disorders, based on their role in neuro-immune modulation; however, findings in studies on bipolar disorder remain limited and contradictory, and most studies have focused on either manic or depressive episodes. These studies suggest that both manic and depressive episodes could be pro-inflammatory states. The present study aimed to determine whether there are enduring differences in cytokine levels-unrelated to the effects of medication-between euthymic bipolar patients and healthy controls.