I don't know if any of you saw this on the TV last night, but apparently, scientists have proven what we autoimmunees have been saying for years.
Depression, anxiety etc is caused by an inflammatory process started by the immune system. Yes, a symptom!!!!
Just like sometimes chronic pain is an over sensitive nervous system, depression is often an over sensitive immune system trying to protect us.
They are not exactly sure of the process and research continues, but they have discovered that certain anti inflammatory drugs that are used for RA and other conditions are great for treating this and possibly other mental health issues too.
The hope is that lots of other more severe mental health conditions can be treated somehow with our arsenal of drugs, and who knows?
I just can't wait to see the next doctor who says" You are depressed as you are living with a chronic condition and it must get you down you poor thing".