Depression's Dance With Inflammation
Why the body's natural protective response to injury, infection and stress may have unexpected emotional consequences.
Depression can be a devastating illness, plaguing millions of people worldwide with feelings of sadness, hopelessness, apathy and fatigue. Despite numerous antidepressant drugs, as many as a third of patients don’t respond to medication. This has forced doctors to be more creative in finding different treatments for the condition.
In the past two decades, researchers have tied depression to a seemingly unrelated condition: inflammation, the body’s natural response to stress. It could...
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