Mental health and inflammation: new idea for fighting depression.

Science Translation

Mental illness affects nearly all people at some point or another in their life. This can be directly or indirectly through the suffering of a family member or close friend. Mental illness is the broad umbrella term we give to disorders that affect mental well-being. One of the most common forms of mental illness is depression with more than 10% of adults in the US reporting feeling depressed at some point in their life. Depression affects every aspect of your life including your relationships, your diet and health, and your work. At times in certain people it can become severe enough to require medical interventions and therapy. This is termed clinical or severe depression. Unfortunately, some people who suffer from severe depression will ultimately commit suicide as a way out of the pain. There is research to show that our current mode of treatment is inadequate at helping people with depression and…

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