Study shows depression is more than a mental disorder, affects the whole organism

Hoping this study helps find something else to reduce depression and anxiety.



Depression was always considered as a mood disorder characterised by feelings of sadness, low self-esteem and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. While clinical depression was a more severe form of depression marked by persistent low mood throughout the day.

However, a team of researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have proved scientifically for the first time that depression is more than a mental disorder. It causes important alterations of the oxidative stress, and hence should be considered as a systemic disease (something that affects a number of organs and tissues), since it affects the whole organism.

Their work was published in the renowned Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  

Free radicals are reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species that are constantly produced by our body during its day-to-day activities such as metabolism and other endogenous systems, as well as in certain disease conditions. These free radicals are generally balanced by…

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