Major depressive disorder is associated with elevated monocyte counts.

  title={Major depressive disorder is associated with elevated monocyte counts.},
  author={A. Seidel and Volker Arolt and M Hunstiger and Lothar Rink and Axel Rolf Behnisch and Holger Kirchner},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={94 3},
One of the most consistently reported findings in depression has been leucocytosis. In 33 in-patients with major depressive disorder, we assessed white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte subsets four times over a period of 6 weeks. The control group consisted of 44 healthy subjects. Shortly after admission, we detected significant increases in the numbers of leucocytes, granulocytes, platelets and monocytes in the depressed patients. Patients who recovered well during hospitalization showed… CONTINUE READING
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