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: 2015  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--61

Serum cholesterol and depression: A puzzle never finished


Satish Kumar Budania1, Monika Rathi2, Shalini Singh3, Suresh Yadav4 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Monika Rathi
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Depression is a state of sadness, hopelessness, and discouragement. Various studies have been conducted to uncover the etiological factors involved in depression. Serum folic acid is one such factor. Many researchers have reported an inverse association between serum folic acid and depression. We did an extensive computerized database searches on PubMed, Medline, and EBSCO and found that low serum folic acid are associated with depression, not only in adults, but also in elderly and diabetic patients. Further augmentation of folic acid with antidepressant treatment also improves the treatment outcome in depressed patients. Hence, considering the high benefits to the adverse effects ratio of serum folic acid, its supplementation should be done in DQat riskDQ population whenever possible.


How to cite this article:
Budania SK, Rathi M, Singh S, Yadav S. Serum cholesterol and depression: A puzzle never finished.J Sci Soc 2015;42:59-61


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Budania SK, Rathi M, Singh S, Yadav S. Serum cholesterol and depression: A puzzle never finished. J Sci Soc [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Feb 25 ];42:59-61
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