Vol. 35 (8) 2014 Neuro endocrinology letters

Zinc in drug-naïve patients with short-illness-duration first episode major depressive disorder: impact on psychopathological features.

OBJECTIVE: In major depressive disorder (MDD) hypozincaemia associated with symptoms severity, melancholia, anxiety and treatment-resistance is reported. Data linking zinc with specific psychopathological dimensions is limited.

METHODS: Plasma zinc was analyzed in this cross-sectional case-control study on 20 non.....