A psychological intervention reduces inflammatory markers by alleviating depressive symptoms: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Thornton2009API,
  title={A psychological intervention reduces inflammatory markers by alleviating depressive symptoms: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Lisa M. Thornton and Barbara Lee Andersen and Tammy A. Schuler and William E Carson},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 7},
  pages={715-24}
}
OBJECTIVES To test experimentally whether a psychological intervention reduces depression-related symptoms and markers of inflammation among cancer patients and to test one mechanism for the intervention effects. Depression and inflammation are common among cancer patients. Data suggest that inflammation can contribute to depressive symptoms, although the converse remains untested. METHODS As part of a randomized clinical trial, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients (n = 45) with clinically… CONTINUE READING
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