Lower Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor Levels in Untreated Adolescents With First-Episode Psychosis

ŞİMŞEK Ş., Gencoglan S., YÜKSEL T., KAPLAN İ., Aktas H.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.35, no.5, pp.596-599, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective Brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) is known to play a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. However, the relationship between early onset schizophrenia and BDNF has not been extensively studied. The aim of the study was to compare the levels of BDNF between adolescent patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and the healthy control subjects.