Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Inflammation and depression

There are clinical parallels between depressive symptoms and the symptoms of certain inflammatory disorders. Now researchers from the University of Miami have found genetic differences in inflammation-related genes that are associated with susceptibility to major depression. The researchers found the differences in a study of 615 Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles by comparing those with and without depression. The genes involved are also linked to psoriasis and asthma both of which are known to co-exist with depression and be brought on by psychosocial stressors.

You can find out more about this research at

http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/05/30/blood-test-may-identify-risk-for-depression/2380.html

1 comment:

Ellin said...

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