Association of dimensional psychological health measures with telomere length in male war veterans.

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Several psychiatric disorders may be characterized by peripheral telomere shortening. However, it is unclear whether telomere shortening is associated with these psychiatric disorders per se or, rather, with underlying dimensional parameters that are often, but not necessarily, associated with them. We explored the association between dimensional psychopathological measures and telomere length (TL) in granulocytes among veterans independent of psychiatric diagnosis.


  • Francesco S Bersani
  • Daniel Lindqvist
  • Synthia H Mellon
  • Elissa S Epel
  • Rachel Yehuda
  • Janine Flory
  • Clare Henn-Hasse
  • Linda M Bierer
  • Iouri Makotkine
  • Duna Abu-Amara
  • Michelle Coy
  • Victor I Reus
  • Jue Lin
  • Elizabeth H Blackburn
  • Charles Marmar
  • Owen M Wolkowitz
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  • Psychiatry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-542
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch