Oxidative stress in children and adolescents with anxiety disorders


Guney E., CEYLAN M. F. , Tektas A., Alisik M., Ergin M., Goker Z., ...More

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, vol.156, pp.62-66, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 156
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.11.016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-66

Abstract

Background: Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, and they can significantly impair quality of life. Genetic, neurobiological, neurochemical, and psychological factors are believed to play a role in the etiopathogenesis of anxiety disorders. Recent evidence suggests that the pathophysiology of anxiety disorders may be associated with oxidative stress. In this study, we investigated whether there are associations between children with anxiety disorders and total oxidant/antioxidant status.