Short note: Can depressive patients exploit the immune system for suicide?

S. Mendlovic*, A. Doron, E. Eilat

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Abstract

It is suggested that patients with depression can exploit their immune system for suicide. This could be done passively by reducing the ability of the immune system to overcome factors threatening the integrity of the body, or actively by directing the immune system towards self constituents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-446
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

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