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There has been a long, on-going debate about the best ways to treat depression and what is the root cause of the problem. (1)
Most of the traditional pharmaceutical treatments have focused on brain biochemical imbalances and have worked to increase levels of serotonin, dopamine etc.
But could depression be an infectious disease?
This article in from Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders hypothesizes “the reconceptualization of the human body as an ecosystem for these microorganisms and the human genome as a host for non-human exogenous sequences may greatly amplify the opportunity to discover genetic links to the illness.” (2)
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