Research: CRUESS and colleagues,

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CRUESS and colleagues, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3815 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA,, have reviewed (92 references) the impact of depression on immune function and AIDS progression in HIV infected individuals. Abstract: HIV infection is viewed as a chronic illness that confronts patients with a number of emotional challenges and disease-related issues. Over the past 20 years, there has been increasing evidence that depression is commonly observed in HIV infected individuals. There is also mounting evidence that depression has adverse effects on specific elements of the immune system and thus impacts on immune function and quality of life of HIV positive individuals.






Cruess DG, Petitto JM, Leserman J, Douglas SD, Gettes DR, Ten Have TR, Evans DL. Depression and HIV infection: impact on immune function and disease progression. CNS Spectrums 8 (1): 52-58, Jan 2003.

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