The Relationship of Interleukin-18 and Interleukin-6 Levels with Cognitive Functions in Bipolar Disorder

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Civil Arslan F., Tıryakı A., Özkorumak Karagüzel E., Aral G., Sarıoğlu O., İnce I., ...More

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.28, no.2, pp.81-88, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u17086
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-88
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Impairment in immune functions is proposed as a key factor in the cognitive decline in bipolar disorder (BD) however there is scarcity of research on the impact of inflammation on cognitive functions. Our aim is to compare IL-18 and IL-6 levels in BD patients and controls and to study the relationship between IL-18 and IL-6 levels and cognitive impairment