Levels of serum immunomodulators and alterations with electroconvulsive therapy in treatment-resistant major depression

@inproceedings{Zincir2016LevelsOS,
  title={Levels of serum immunomodulators and alterations with electroconvulsive therapy in treatment-resistant major depression},
  author={Serkan Zincir and Pelin {\"O}zt{\"u}rk and Ali Emrah Bilgen and Filiz Izci and Cihad Y{\"u}kselir},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2016}
}
Studies in recent years have indicated that neuroimmunological events and immune activation may have a place in the etiology of depression. It has been suggested from data that there is a causal relationship between activation of the immune system and excessive release of proinflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 1 (IL-1), IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and the etiology of depression. Although the mechanism of action of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is unclear, there… CONTINUE READING
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