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Could Depression be a physical problem? Just maybe...
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:25:46 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/08/depression-physical-illness-could-treated-anti-inflammatory/

I Stumbled across the above article yesterday and it got me thinking (there's a shocker!), the article outlines the idea which depression is actually caused by inflammation and that this is a mechanism which causes lingering depression, siting lifestyle factors being a possible culprit, the article explains this detail.

My point is, what if there is another culprit? Hormones!?

Testosterone is needed for controlling inflammation in the body, lowering cytokines TNF-alpha, IL-6  and IL-1beta, this will be why a lot of hypogonadal men feel achy i'd assume.

So with the above in mind, which inflammation can cause depression, its further proof of the mechanism behind how Low Testosterone can and does cause depression.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15240608     <----- Proof.

:)

Thoughts guys?