Annmaria McCrohan

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BACKGROUND Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who attempt or complete suicide have elevated inflammation compared to nonsuicidal patients with MDD. However, greater severity of depression and the medical lethality of suicide attempts could account for such elevated inflammation in suicide attempters and suicide completers. METHODS To clarify,(More)
BACKGROUND Immune system dysfunction is implicated in the pathophysiology of major depression, and is hypothesized to normalize with successful treatment. We aimed to investigate immune dysfunction in melancholic depression and its response to ECT. METHODS 55 melancholic depressed patients and 26 controls participated. 33 patients (60%) were referred for(More)
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