Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s blog and thought that we would share it. It’s called Is Inflammation the Underlying Cause of Depression?
It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:
It highlights what scientific research has been suggesting for many years – that depression itself can be a symptom of biological changes in the body that are driven by inflammation rather than simply changes in brain chemicals. In these cases, addressing the body’s inflammation rather than using a drug to raise serotonin levels would seem to be common sense.
Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context.