Unraveling Depression: When Your Body’s Defenses Go Rogue

Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD, FAPA.
3 min readNov 18, 2023

by: Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD, FAPA.

by: Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD, FAPA.

Imagine your immune system as a well-intentioned superhero who sometimes gets the plot wrong. That’s a bit like what happens with chronic inflammation and depression. It’s a tale of defense mechanisms, brain chemistry, and a pinch of mystery. Let’s dive into this intriguing story and see how our body’s quest to protect us might be…

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Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD, FAPA.

Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patiño: Bilingual psychiatrist, podcaster, clinical leader, educator, and researcher. Expert in forensic medicine and mental health issues.