Depression: an inflammatory illness
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 04/11/2012
Krishnadas R et al. – Inflammation may not only act as a precipitating factor that pushes a person into depression but also a perpetuating factor that may pose an obstacle to recovery. More importantly, inflammatory markers may aid in the diagnosis and prediction of treatment response, leading to the possibility of tailored treatments, thereby allowing stratification of what remains a heterogenous disorder.