A 34-year-old member asked:
why does the immune system fight & heal physical illnesses but most likely not or never mental illnesses?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Nayla Mumneh answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mental illness: This is a very good question and the answer has eluded the medical profession for a long time. Not all mental illness is based on a immune imbalance though and some is related to hormonal imbalances. The workings of the brain are still pretty mysterious. Stay tuned.
Answered on Apr 21, 2013
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