Depression: A Risk Factor for Non-cardiovascular and Cardiovascular Disease

Here are some of what Cousins Center investigators have found:

Depression alters the immune system and risk for infectious disease.
Irwin M: Immune correlates of depression. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 461:1-24, 1999.
Depression leads to inflammation: role in cardiovascular disease
Irwin M, Lesperance F, Frasure-Smith N: Soluble cell adhesion molecules inflammatory cytokines, and depression in acute coronary syndrome patients. Psychosomatic Medicine 64:94, 2002.
Here are some of our ongoing studies:
Depression and Trial of Varicella Vaccine in the Elderly - Click here
Michael Irwin, Principal Investigator
Research : Sponsored Studies : Depression
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New PDF in the Psychosomatic Medicine Journal