Appendix to “Depression Caused by Infection, Stress, and Toxicants”

This page is an appendix to the article “Depression Caused by Infection, Stress, and Toxicants“. Links between psoriasis, depression, and Candida: 1–4 Oral contraceptive use linked to Candida: 5–10 Estrogen regulates virulence of Candida: 11–14 Proton-pump inhibitors linked to depression: 15,16 Proton-pump inhibitors linked to Candida: 17–19 Sugar can exacerbate the virulence of an existing Candida infection, causing […]


This page is an appendix to the article “Depression Caused by Infection, Stress, and Toxicants“.

Links between psoriasis, depression, and Candida: 1–4

Oral contraceptive use linked to Candida: 5–10

Estrogen regulates virulence of Candida: 11–14

Proton-pump inhibitors linked to depression: 15,16

Proton-pump inhibitors linked to Candida: 17–19

Sugar can exacerbate the virulence of an existing Candida infection, causing it to change from an oval form to an infectious filamentous form.20–25

Candida can use not only glucose, but also ethanol to produce toxic acetaldehyde.26–30

Job strain, bullying, and a lack of decision latitude at work have also been associated with depression.31

Several meta-analyses have concluded that mindfulness meditation is beneficial in the treatment of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, and stress.32–37

Circadian misalignment and melatonin secretion has been linked to depression in a number of studies. And those who go to bed the latest have almost twice the odds of psychological disorder than those who sleep the earliest.38–41

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