Inflammation ‘could be key feature of depression’

Scientists say finding may pave way for new treatments for mental health disorder

Friday 14 May 2021 21:12 BST
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Inflammation, which is the body’s natural process of fighting infection, may also be a key feature of depression, scientists say.

Researchers have found those with depression have higher levels of a protein in their bodies linked with inflammation than those without.

This was even when taking into account factors such as ill health, unhealthy behaviours or socio-economic background, the experts said.

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