Cytokine Production in Depressed Patients

  • Andreas Seidel
  • Matthias Rothermundt
  • Lothar Rink
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 461)


Traditionally, the nervous, endocrine, and immune systeme have been regarded as separate systems both in clinical circumstances as well as in research. A concept of an interrelationship between the immune system and the nervous system, i.e. the psychological state, has been suggested before the first studies in psychoneuroimmunology have been conducted. Several authors implicated that mood disturbances may result in an increased susceptibility to infectious or neoplastic diseases (Ader, Feiten, & Cohen, 1991; Crow 1978; King, Cooper, Earle, Martin, McFerran, Rima, & Wisdom, 1985).


Natural Killer Cell Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Major Depression Cytokine Production Depressive Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Seidel
    • 1
  • Matthias Rothermundt
    • 2
  • Lothar Rink
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Immunology and Transfusion MedicineGermany
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Lübeck School of MedicineLübeckGermany

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