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The Association Between Psychiatric Disorders and Telomere Length: A Meta-Analysis Involving 14,827 Persons

Darrow, Sabrina M. PhD; Verhoeven, Josine E. MSc; Révész, Dóra MSc; Lindqvist, Daniel MD, PhD; Penninx, Brenda W.J.H. PhD; Delucchi, Kevin L. PhD; Wolkowitz, Owen M. MD; Mathews, Carol A. MD

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doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000356



In the article published in volume 78 of on pages 776–787 (1), standard errors were used rather than standard deviations for the Jergovic et al., 2014 article. The original paper reported a standard deviation of a bootstrapped analysis, which is a standard error. The authors have now converted this to a standard deviation, corrected the sample size for the PTSD group in the Jergovic et al. study, and rerun the meta-analysis of the subset of studies that focused on PTSD as well as the overall meta-analysis. The effect size for PTSD is now −0.69 [−1.17, −0.21]; previously it was −1.27 [−2.12, −0.43]. These corrections resulted in a smaller effect size and tighter confidence interval. The overall effect size is now −0.44 [−0.63, −0.25]; previously it was −0.50 [−0.70; −0.30]. Below is the updated Figure 2.

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Psychosomatic Medicine. 82(6):631, July/August 2020.

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