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Zinc deficiency is common in several psychiatric disorders
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Background: Mounting evidence suggests a link between low zinc levels and depression. There is, however, little knowledge about zinc levels in older persons with other psychiatric diagnoses. Therefore, we explore the zinc status of elderly patients suffering from a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Methods: Clinical data and blood samples for zinc analyzes were collected from 100 psychogeriatric ...
Cytokine profiles and diagnoses in elderly, hospitalised psychiatric patients
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-27)
Background: <br>There is a paucity of studies on inflammatory markers in elderly psychiatric patients. Hence, our study was undertaken to investigate cytokines as biomarkers in diagnostically unselected elderly patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital.<br> Methods: <br>Demographic data, clinical data and blood samples, including 27 cytokines, were collected from 98 patients above 60 years, ...
Vitamin D deficiency is common in psychogeriatric patients, independent of diagnosis
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-05-08)
Background:Previous studies have found an association between psychiatric disorders and vitamin D deficiency, but most studies have focused on depression. This study aimed to establish the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with a wider range of psychiatric diagnoses. Method: The study included elderly patients (>64 years) referred to a psychiatric hospital in Northern Norway ...
Changes in cytokines during treatment of elderly, hospitalized psychiatric patients - a naturalistic study
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-26)
Immunological abnormalities have been demonstrated in several psychiatric disorders. Predominantly, studies have focused on younger adults, and research on elderly psychiatric in-patients is scant. In this naturalistic study, we investigated changes in cytokine levels during the treatment of diagnostically unselected elderly psychiatric in-patients, and whether these changes could be related to ...