Cortisol, the Cortisol-Dehydroepiandrosterone Ratio, and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Patients with Current Major Depressive Disorder Comorbid with Borderline Personality Disorder
I can tell you that few in today’s society view any type of psychological disorder as having a physiological basis, and yet the research is strong on this subject. And, at the very least, paying attention to restoring normal physiology in depressed patients can do nothing but help recovery. Why is it that pharmacological interventions rarely seem to resolve the issue and the patient ends up in a cycle of depressives episodes that last their entire life? It’s because we never focus on the physiology behind the condition.
This article looks at the adrenal glands’ contribution to depression and finds that this aspect is affected.