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Porsher12345 t1_jaimn3a wrote

So it's not the other way around?


[deleted] t1_jaitki7 wrote

> “The question now is whether these changes in immune cells are a cause or consequence of depression and we hope to examine this in future studies.”

Not yet determined.


Portalrules123 t1_jaiv0tl wrote

Doesn't prolonged levels of stress degrade immune function? SURELY it's more the other way around?


Terr_ t1_jajc952 wrote

I expect the answer will be "both"—anything involving the immune system seems to be full of feedback loops for homeostasis.


ndvi t1_jainmzh wrote

Does this explain why the first sign of me getting a cold is creeping existential dread?


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