A recent study published in Scientific Reports has revealed a potential association between higher body temperatures and depression.
Conducted by researchers led by Ashley Mason, an Associate Professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, the study suggests that individuals experiencing depression tend to exhibit elevated body temperatures.
However, it remains uncertain whether depression leads to increased body temperature or if higher temperatures contribute to the development of depression.
These findings offer insights into potential avenues for novel depression treatments, as previous research has shown that heat-based therapies like hot tubs or saunas may alleviate depressive symptoms by promoting self-cooling mechanisms.
However, further research is needed to fully understand the underlying mechanisms and to explore the potential therapeutic implications of temperature regulation in managing depression.
Source: Oman News Agency