Arthritis Drug Helps Ease Depression Symptoms

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By Molly Grady

A medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis may offer new hope for people suffering from difficult-to-treat depressions.

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine gave patients with major depression and high inflammation "infliximab", a drug designed to treat inflammatory related diseases like arthritis.

The drug eased the symptoms of depression in a small group of patients.

Doctors say more research is needed to determine the link between inflammation and depression.



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