Severe COVID-19 tied to long-term depression, anxiety

Jennifer E. Engen

A new observational follow-up study in six European countries published in The Lancet Public Health links severe COVID-19 to long-term depression and anxiety. University of Iceland at Reykjavik researchers led the study, which analyzed symptoms of depression, anxiety, COVID-related stress, and poor sleep quality among 247,249 adults, 4% of whom […]

Depression Symptoms May Be Tied to Systemic Inflammation

Jennifer E. Engen

Some, but not all, symptoms of depression may stem from systemic inflammation according to a pooled analysis published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Biomarker research has revealed a connection between systemic inflammation and depression. In addition, researchers suspect pro-inflammatory systemic cytokines affect depression related endocrine functioning and neurotransmitter metabolism […]