Study of the relation between panic and nonpanic anxiety disorders and serum lipid levels

S.H. Hosseini, P. Azari, H.R. Zakeri, R.A. Mohammad Pour
2005 Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences  
and purpose : High serum lipid levels is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, it's earty diagnosis and treatment can reduce morbidity and mortality. In this case- control study serum lipid levels in panic and non panic anxiety disorder and normal population were compared.Materials and methods : Serum cholestrol, TG, LDL, VLDL and HDL levels were measured in 30 patients with panic disorders and compared with 30 non panic anxiety disorder and 30 control
more » ... bjects.Results : The mean cholesterol and LDL levels of the patients with panic disorder was significantly higher than other groups (P<0.05). No significant differences in TG, HDL and VLDL levels were found between the three groups.Conclusion : The findings of this study indicate that increase of noradernergic activity alone may not be responsible for elevation in lipid levels in patients with panic disorder.
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