New research reveals that the inflammatory processes that accompany depression require a closer look. “What we see in the clinical states of acute depression, relapse, remission, and recovery is a highly complex interaction between inflammatory and other immunological cells, brain cells and systems. This new model helps us to overcome the simplistic notion that depression is the same kind of disease for everyone, behaving in the same way regardless of the timing of the disease,” says Professor Bernhard Baune, lead researcher at the University of Adelaide. He emphasizes that a variety of immune factors occurs in different phases of depression. Dr. Baune cautions the use of “blanket anti-inflammatory medication” as treatment, in light of this research.
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