The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Original Article

Serum Levels of Cholesterol and Triglyceride in Patients with Panic Attack

Young-Chul Kim, Haing-Won Woo

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


The author compared plasma lipid levels in 74 patients with panic attack with those innormal controls. SCL-90-R was performed to evaluate the relationship between psychiatricsynlptoms and serum levels of cholesterol and triglyceride in Panic patients. The resultswere :

1) No significant differences in levels of serum cholesterol(mg/d1) and triglyceride(mg/dl) were found between the two groups. But in male panic patients level of serum triglyceridewas somewhat higher than in controls without statistical significance(169.9±79.5 : 136.1±54.6)(0.05<p<0.1).

2) Serum levels of cholesterol and triglyceride were not significantly different in patientswith Higher depression and anxiety score from those in normal controls. The level of serumcholesterol was higher in patients(178.3±93.3) with higher phobic score than in controls(136.1±54.6, p<0.O5) but that of serum triglyceride was somewhat higher in patients with higher phobicscore without statistical significance(0.05<p<0.1).

3) Serum cholesterol level was significantly higher in male patientts(202.5± 46.3) with higherphobic score than those(158.0±21.6) with lower score(p<0.05). But in the same patient groupsthe triglyceride level was not significantly different(178.3±93.3 : 106.4±25.5).

Keywords: Panic attack; Serum lipid(Cholesterol, triglyceride); SCL-90-R