Elevated plasma ceramides in depression

Patricia Gracia-Garcia, Vani A Rao, Norman Haughey, Veera Venkata Ratnam Banduru, Gwenn Smith, Paul B Rosenberg, Antonio Lobo, Constantine G Lyketsos, Michelle M. Mielke

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The authors did a preliminary examination asking whether plasma ceramides were elevated in depression, and whether the elevation was more pronounced in Alzheimer's disease patients than in control subjects. Results suggest that plasma ceramides are elevated in persons with a diagnosis of major depression, regardless of dementia status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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