Effect of Escitalopram on the Serum Level of BDNF in Patients of Major Depression
Major Depressive Disorder is a chronic and prevalent disease. Escitalopram is an antidepressant with proven efficacy in patients of depression. Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a biochemical marker whose levels have been seen to be altered in patients of depression. Thus, in this study we evaluate the effect of escitalopram treatment on the serum level of BDNF and its correlation with the clinical outcomes.
Keywords - Major Depressive Disorder, Escitalopram, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor.