Depression and Inflammation

Research is showing with increasing certainty that there is a link between depression and inflammation in the brain.

Long-term depression, brain scans & study results

Essentially, a recent mood study consisted of 80 individuals. 25 participants experienced depression for 10 or more years but had not received treatment. Another 25 people were depressed for less than 10 years. In addition, 30 people were not officially diagnosed with depression.

All study participants experienced positron emission tomography brain scans. The scans highlighted proteins indicating brain inflammation. Finally, those with long-term depression revealed the highest protein levels.

Read the full post here:  How Untreated Depression Changes the Brain Over Time.