ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Mahsa Omiddezyani
Department of Psychiatry, Golestan Research Center of Psychiatry, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran


  • Research Article   
    Serum Cortisol and Folate Levels in Patients with Schizophrenia: Case Control Study in North of Iran
    Author(s): Najmeh Shahini*, Mostafa Zare, Mahsa Omiddezyani and Abdurrahman Charkazi

    Introduction: Schizophrenia is a highly devastating condition characterized by frequent recurrences, cognitive decline, and emotional and functional disabilities. This study aimed to evaluate the serum levels of cortisol and folate in patients with schizophrenia and its comparison with healthy individuals. Materials and methods: This is a case control study was performed on 66 individuals. Participants were divided into two groups schizophrenia (n=33) and control (n=33). The demographic information checklist, Simpson-Angus extrapyramidal Side Effect Scale (SAS), and Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) were used to collect demographic data, the severity of schizophrenia symptoms, and extrapyramidal symptoms. Then, blood samples were taken from each patient to measure serum levels of cortisol and folate. Results: .. Read More»

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