CLAUDIA MARIANA HANDRA, ISABEL GHITA, ALEXANDRU ULMEANU, ADELINA-MIHAELA ENACHE, FLORIN EPUREANU, OANA ANDREIA COMAN, LAURENTIU COMAN, ION FULGA DEPRESSIVE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PROFESSIONAL ALUMINUM EXPOSURE
The aim of this study was to analyse the relation between professional aluminum exposure and depression. The study was performed on a number of 99 subjects exposed to aluminum, during a professional activity of 8 to 38 years in the aluminum production industry. The control group was represented by 36 subjects from the administrative sector. Chronically exposure to aluminum determined: headache, insomnia, apathy, asthenia, and a decrease in libido. Moreover, depression was more frequent in subjects chronically exposed to aluminum.
Keywords: aluminum, professional exposure, depression