Depression May Cause Infectious Disease

Professor Turhan Canli of Stony Brook University has put forward a theory about the causes of depression. The professor published his arguments on this subject in the journal Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

According to the scientist, often depression is not the result of an emotional disorder, but is provoked by peculiar microorganisms (bacteria and viruses), so it can be considered an infectious disease.

Dr. Kunli believes that specialists who are trying to find the causes of depression in human genes are moving in the wrong direction. He also encourages specialists from all over the world to begin research on his theory.

One cannot but agree that the professor’s arguments have logic – after all, as was correctly noted in patients suffering from depression, doctors often observed symptoms similar to signs of infectious diseases – such as a breakdown.

In addition, when conducting studies in people with depression, inflammatory processes in the brain were repeatedly noted, which indicates the activation of the immune system, which often happens during the body’s struggle with bacteria, viruses and parasites.

There are also pathogens like Toxomaplasma gondii, their habitat is the digestive system of cats, however, when rodents enter the body, Toxomaplasma gondii causes various changes in behavior.

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