Journal article

Oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders: evidence base and therapeutic implications

Felicity Ng, Michael Berk, Olivia Dean, Ashley I Bush

International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diverse disease states, and may be a common pathogenic mechanism underlying many major psychiatric disorders, as the brain has comparatively greater vulnerability to oxidative damage. This review aims to examine the current evidence for the role of oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders, and its academic and clinical implications. A literature search was conducted using the Medline, Pubmed, PsycINFO, CINAHL PLUS, BIOSIS Preview, and Cochrane databases, with a time-frame extending to September 2007. The broadest data for oxidative stress mechanisms have been derived from studies conducted in schizophrenia, where evidence is availa..

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