Cortisol and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels Prior to Treatment in Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


ŞİMŞEK Ş., Gencoglan S., YÜKSEL T., KAPLAN İ., Alaca R.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.77, no.7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4088/jcp.15m10146
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY

Abstract

Objective: In this study, we investigated serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and cortisol levels between children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) prior to treatment and healthy controls. In addition, the study aimed to assess any correlations between OCD symptom severity and BDNF, ACTH, and cortisol levels.