Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--113

The importance of cholesterol in psychopathology: A review of recent contributions


Henrique Pereira 
 Department of Psychology and Education, Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Henrique Pereira
Department of Psychology and Education, Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Estrada do Sineiro, s/n 6200 Covilha
Portugal

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe systematically recent studies that show the importance of cholesterol in psychopathology. Methods: This study was a review. The following databases were searched for relevant published articles on human studies: MEDLINE, Web of Science, EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (papers from January 2012 to March 2016). Results: Eighteen recent papers were selected, and thematic dimensions showing correlations between cholesterol and behavioral and psychopathological variables were depression, suicide, personality, and aggression. Conclusion: This paper demonstrates that recent research corroborates the idea that cholesterol plays an important role in governing behavior and psychopathology in humans. Deepening the studies in this field could be a promising avenue for future research, with implications for treating people with behavior or mental health problems.


How to cite this article:
Pereira H. The importance of cholesterol in psychopathology: A review of recent contributions.Indian J Psychol Med 2017;39:109-113


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Pereira H. The importance of cholesterol in psychopathology: A review of recent contributions. Indian J Psychol Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jan 29 ];39:109-113
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