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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Alcohol dependence–related increase of glial cell density in the anterior cingulate cortex of suicide completers
J Psychiatry Neurosci 2009;34(4):281-8.

Glial densities, neuronal densities and soma sizes measured in BA24a did not differ significantly between controls and suicide completers. Secondary analyses showed a significant and robust increase in glial cell densities in BA24a of alcohol-dependent depressed suicide completers compared with depressed suicide completers who were not alcohol-dependent (38%) and, to a lesser extent, controls (30%).

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