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One of the primary purposes of corticosteroids is to suppress immune activity and inflammation: that's exactly why they are used in asthma. Of course the immune system has an actual job besides causing nuisance inflammation: fighting infection. For some infections, the harm to the infected person caused by the immune reaction itself is worse than that of ...


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TL;DR There isn't really a scientific consensus. There appears to be a connection between cortisol and depression, but cortisol anomalies appear neither necessary nor sufficient for depression The scientific community believed that there is a strong connection between the "happiness hormone" serotonin (5-HT or 5-hydroxytryptamine). This so-called ...


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