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2021 Dec 21

Cognit Ther Res

Myofascial Tissue and Depression.


Michalak J, Aranmolate L, Bonn A, Grandin K, Schleip R, Schmiedtke J, Quassowsky S, Teismann T
Cognit Ther Res. 2021 Dec 21:1-13.
PMID: 34955570.


The myofascial system plays a fundamental role in the mechanics of the body, in body tension regulation and the etiology of pathological states like chronic pain. Moreover, it contains contractile elements and preliminary evidence suggests that its properties are linked to psychological factors. The aim of the present research was to investigate characteristics of the myofascial tissue in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and to examine whether the state of the myofascial tissue causally affects pathopsychological processes in MDD.