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The predictive value of somatic and cognitive depressive symptoms for cytokine changes in patients with major depression (2014) Katharina Dannehl

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Subtropical Island, May 17, 2020.

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    Subtropical Island Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Trying to understand where depression usefully features here. Given the repeated statements that somatic (but not cognitive nor affective) symptoms are associated with things like cardiac events and higher levels of CRP, IL-6 and TNF-alpha, it seems more reasonable to identify the specific somatic symptoms which predict poor health outcomes and to ensure that a diagnosis of depression not prevent people (patients and researchers) from doing something about it.

    But maybe I’m not reading it well?

    Looks like a lot of evidence cited to demonstrate (or at least indicate) that cognitive-affective symptoms don’t mean much?
     
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