Cytokine profiles in women with different subtypes of major depressive disorder.

@article{MarquesDeak2007CytokinePI,
  title={Cytokine profiles in women with different subtypes of major depressive disorder.},
  author={A H Marques-Deak and Francisco Lotufo Neto and Wagner Velasquez Dominguez and Ana Cristina de Oliveira Solis and Daniela Kurcgant and Fumiko Sato and James M. Ross and Euthymia Brand{\~a}o de Almeida Prado},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 1-2},
  pages={152-9}
}
BACKGROUND Depression has been associated with activation of the immune system. Some studies have shown increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), but conflicting results also have been described. METHODS Forty-six unmedicated women with MDD were classified in subgroups (melancholic vs. non-melancholic; acute vs. chronic; severe vs. moderate, and episodic vs. recurrent presentations) and compared with 41 healthy controls. Evaluations of… CONTINUE READING