Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Treating depression can make you healthier

Yet another reason to ensure that depression is treated appropriately:

Natural Killers (NK) cells in your body are responsible for attacking and killing virus-infected and cancerous cells. Studies have demonstrated that NK cell function is decreased in folks with depression. Now a study has demonstrated that treatment with anti-depressants improves that NK cell function.

Treat depression and increase immune function, quite probably decreasing morbidity and mortality. Further proof that medical care is a good investment and can improve health.

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