I understand the email blizzard all
too well, but I am including all, since I would value your response.
Most of you will be aware that I have
been interested in the issue of EM fields disrupting nitric oxide
synthase (NOS), with the consequence that physiological nitric oxide
levels are disturbed, mostly elevated. This engenders a vicious cycle,
the results of which correspond greatly with all we see in terms of
EHS, immunological and neurological disorders. I have yet to come
across any observed EM bio-effect that is not in some way mediated or
regulated by NO.
So, as regards EMF and depression,
here is the NO route:
Several studies have shown that EM
fields do in fact disrupt the action of iNOS (inducible nitric oxide
synthase), resulting in abnormal levels of nitric oxide:
in nitric oxide and cyclic GMP of rat cerebellum by radio frequency
burst-type electromagnetic field radiation.
M, Takayama K, Okada J, Miller JM, Jope RS, Ferraro TN,
Hare TA; published in: J Physiol 1993; 461 : 513 – 524
pulses increase nitric oxide production by RAW 264.7 macrophages
incubated in nitrate
Seaman RL, Parker JE, Kiel JL,
Mathur SP, Grubbs TR, Prol HK; published in: Bioelectromagnetics 2002;
23 (1): 83 - 87
Pathophysiology. 2000 Jul;7(2):127-130
Pulsed magnetic fields enhance
nitric oxide synthase activity in rat cerebellum.
Noda Y, Mori A, Liburdy RP, Packer L
Pathophysiology. 2000 Jul;7(2):131-135
Enhancement of nitric oxide
generation by low frequency electromagnetic field.
Yoshikawa T, Tanigawa M, Tanigawa T, Imai A,
Hongo H, Kondo M.
and so on... (all links go to abstracts)
Depression and nitric oxide:
Immunohistochemical Evidence for Impaired NO Signalling in the
Hypothalamus of Depressed Patients
(Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 973:91-93
(J Neurochem. 2004 Dec;91(5))
synthase inhibitors have antidepressant-like properties in mice
Karolewicz B, Bruce KH, Lee B,
Paul IA; Department of Psychiatry, University of Mississippi Medical
Center, Jackson 39216-4505, USA. email@example.com Eur J Pharmacol
1999 May 21; 372(3):215-20
Plasma Nitric Oxide Metabolites in Suicide Attempters
Bun-Hee Lee, Sung-Woo Lee,
Dokyung Yoon, Heon-Jeong Lee, Jong-Chul Yang, Se-Hoon Shim, Do-Hoon
Kim, Seung-Ho Ryu, Changsu Han, Yong-Ku Kim
2006;53:127-132 (DOI: 10.1159/10.1159/000092542)
You can take it further from there, but I hope
that introduces a line of thought.