Joy (cithra) wrote,
Joy
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depression-illness link

So, as the day has worn on I have developed a sore throat and a slight fever. I rarely get fevers (it's actually kind of a problem since it's a critical check-point on a lot of diagnosis; the most fun was the bronchial pneumonia that almost got missed because I didn't really have much of a fever) so when I do I tend to consider myself well and truly ill with something.

Note to the universe: this doesn't make me less depressed, you know, this getting sick while feeling despair. But it does seem to underscore a link between depression in mind and depression in immune system.
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