What is the role of serum cholesterol in the development of suicidal behaviors?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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A correlation has long been noted between low levels of total serum cholesterol and suicidal activity. Olié and associates found lower cholesterol levels in persons who attempted suicide, suggesting serum cholesterol levels could possibly be used as a biologic marker for potential suicide risk. [85]


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