Year: 2001 Source: The Chang Gung Medical Journal, v.24, no.9, (September 2001), p.563-568 SIEC No: 20020820

In this paper, the relationship between serum cholestrol levels & mood disorders, physical violence & suicide attempts in Taiwanese psychiatric inpatients were reported. There were no significant differences in the serum cholestrol levels between patients with mania & major depression, between patients with & without physical violence, or between patients who had & had not made a suicide attempt using analysis of covariance after age or body mass index adjustment. The results need to be clarified with larger numbers of patients & in controlled studies. (30 refs)