Lead in Blood Relates to Depression, Panic

How many psychiatrists or MD’s ever even screen for lead exposure?  This study referenced in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, suggests they should.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/173076.php
Young adults with higher blood lead levels appear more likely to have major depression and panic disorders, even if they have exposure to lead levels generally considered safe, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

“These findings suggest that lead neurotoxicity may contribute to adverse mental health outcomes, even at levels generally considered to pose low or no risk,” the study’s authors conclude.

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