ScienceDaily (2010-12-20) — Researchers may have found a clue to the blues that can come with the flu — depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection. In a new study, scientists activated the immune system in mice to produce “despair-like” behavior that has similarities to depression in humans.
Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice: New treatments for mood disorders?
By Stephanie Sarkis|2016-10-05T06:46:11-04:00December 21st, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: Depression, flu, immune, immune system, medicine, mood, mood disorders, Research|Comments Off on Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice: New treatments for mood disorders?
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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.