Depression has gotten a makeover. It is no longer a disease of the mind. According to researchers, there is a direct correlation between depression and inflammation in the body.
What is Inflammation?
Inflammation occurs when a group of proteins known as cytokines access the brain and send out signals of sickness or depression. Cytokines usually develop in response to an infection in the body and have been known to impair learning and memory.
Depression May Be Caused By Long Standing Inflammation
Research has established that pro-inflammatory cytokines induce not only symptoms of sickness, but also true major depressive disorders in physically ill patients with no previous history of mental disorders (Dantzer et al, 2008). Distress and anxiety have been shown to stimulate the … Read More