Year: 2004 Source: Psychiatry Research, v.121, (2004), p.253-261 SIEC No: 20040481

In this investigation, the course of serum cholesterol concentrations was measured in depressed patients during treatment. Degrees of depression & suicidality were measured with the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Although there was a significant reduction in depression & suicidality scores, neither a significant changed in serum cholesterol levels nor a correlation between cholesterol levels & clinical improvement was found. The results do not support the hypothesis of an association between serum cholesterol & suicidality. (61 refs)