Mean platelet volume and red cell distribution width levels in initial evaluation of panic disorder

ASOĞLU M., Aslan M., Imre O., Kivrak Y., Akil O., Savik E., ...More

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT, vol.12, pp.2435-2438, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ndt.s111108
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2435-2438


Background: As the relationship between psychological stress and platelet activation has been widely studied in recent years, activated platelets lead to certain biochemical changes, which occur in the brain in patients with mental disorders. However, data relating to the mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients with panic disorder (PD) are both limited and controversial. Herein, we aimed to evaluate, for the first time, the red cell distribution width (RDW) levels combined with MPV levels in patients with PD.