Could depression be caused by a virus?

December 3, 2014

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Dr. Turhan Canli, associate professor of integrative neuroscience at Stony Brook University, makes a case for reconceptualizing depression as an infectious disease caused by foreign invaders like parasites, bacteria or viruses that make their way into the body and cause changes in the brain.

The Huffington Post spoke to Canli about his theory and what it might mean for future treatment.

Link here to read Why This Psychologist Thinks Depression Is An Infectious Disease

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