A meta-analysis of cytokines in major depression.

  title={A meta-analysis of cytokines in major depression.},
  author={Yekta Dowlati and Nathan Herrmann and Walter Swardfager and Helena Liu and Lauren Sham and Elyse K Reim and Krista L. Lanct{\^o}t},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={67 5},
BACKGROUND Major depression occurs in 4.4% to 20% of the general population. Studies suggest that major depression is accompanied by immune dysregulation and activation of the inflammatory response system (IRS). Our objective was to quantitatively summarize the data on concentrations of specific cytokines in patients diagnosed with a major depressive episode and controls. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of studies measuring cytokine concentration in patients with major depression, with a… CONTINUE READING
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