Month: January 2021

Cytokines and depression

Cytokines are peptides involved in the regulation of the immune, nervous, and digestive systems. According to the mechanism of action, they are divided into: · Pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL1,2,6,8; interferon); · Antiinflammatory (IL4,10). Cytokines can cause depression. This fact was established Capuron c coavtorami , 2000 g. Treatment IL 2, IFN-alpha tumors and hepatitis C led to the emergence of depression. Although it was established that patients with […]

Neurochemical processes in depression

There are about 30 neurotransmitters in the brain . With their help, a signal is transmitted from one neuron to another. Three neurotransmitters are involved in the development of depression – dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine. Neurotransmitters and spheres of the human psyche                                                                                                                                                                        Neurotransmitters serototin : sleep disturbance and anxiety norepinephrine: emotions, memory, physiological drives, stress response   dopamine: the emotional sphere of a person. The serotonergic theory […]

Depression and psychosis

Depression and psychosis can be combined with each other. This has been known since the days of Galen, who observed patients with a combination of depression and delusional judgments. The modern international classification of mental disorders has separated schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with an affective component into separate headings. Patients with depression with a history of psychosis have […]

Treatment for depression in pregnancy

There are several types of depression. One of them is perinatal (depression of pregnant women). It occurs in women while carrying a child, sometimes against the background of absolute well-being. It is caused by biological, social, psychological factors. Among them, stress, conflicts, fear of body changes, loss of beauty, misunderstanding on the part of the spouse, complications during pregnancy […]

Treatment for depression with acupuncture

Acupuncture (acupuncture) is a method of therapy for various diseases in Eastern countries, and in Western countries it is used as an alternative and complementary therapy. Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating depression. Some authors postulate that this method is as effective as pharmacotherapy, but it does not show the side effects associated […]