Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Cytokine theory of depression

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by wastwater, May 29, 2016.

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    Perhaps this ties in with the lipopolysaccharide research. LPS are bits of cell wall derived from the constant turnover of gut bacteria. Gut issues lead to leaking of LPS from the intestines and the immune system thinking that it is under attack from a bacterial invader goes nuts.

    Injection of LPS have created near instantaneous depressive and anxiety symptoms. Perhaps this is a by-product of the immune system's response.

    This idea incorporates some of our current thinking on these things. That the gut and brain are dance partners. That many with mental health challenges have identified gut problems and recent work teasing apart the mystery of the gut biome.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25034760
     
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