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New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has used an assessment of gene expression involved in the immune response to show that there could be more patients with MDD with activated immune systems than research has previously estimated.

By identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in this association, the research could pave the way to better identify those patients with an immune component to their depression which would potentially help to provide more personalized approaches to treatment and management of MDD.

A recent study published on May 30, 2023, sheds light on a concerning finding: a larger number of depressed patients exhibit activated immune systems than previously estimated. The research, conducted by a team of scientists, highlights the crucial link between depression and immune system dysregulation. The study’s results emphasize the urgent need for comprehensive support and treatment options for individuals struggling with depression, particularly those grappling with addiction-related issues.

Traditionally, depression has been primarily viewed as a mental health disorder. However, mounting evidence suggests that it may be influenced by underlying physiological factors. The research indicates that chronic activation of the immune system, often associated with medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders, may also contribute to the development and severity of depressive symptoms.

The study’s findings have significant implications for those seeking help for depression and addiction. By recognizing the connection between mental health and immune system dysregulation, healthcare providers can develop more targeted and effective treatment approaches. In light of these insights, RehabNear.Me stands as a reliable resource, ready to offer support and assistance to individuals grappling with addiction.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or depression, it is essential to seek help from professionals who understand the complexities of these conditions. Contact RehabNear.Me today at 855–339-1112 to connect with caring experts who can provide guidance, personalized treatment options, and support throughout the recovery journey. Don’t face these challenges alone—take the first step towards a healthier, happier future.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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