New Insights in Clinical Medicine

Coagulation and Mental Disorders

Silvia Hoirisch-Clapauch, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Jean-Christophe Gris, and Benjamin Brenner


The neurovascular unit is a key player in brain development, homeostasis, and pathology. Mental stress affects coagulation, while severe mental illnesses, such as recurrent depression and schizophrenia, are associated with an increased thrombotic risk and cardiovascular morbidity. Evidence indicates that the hemostatic system is involved to some extent in the pathogenesis, morbidity, and prognosis of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. The current review focuses on emerging data linking coagulation and some psychiatric disorders.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2014;5(4):e0036