Neurology Central

Neurological disorders, depression and inflammation: is there a common link?


To understand the origin of co-morbidity between neurological disorders and depressive illness, a multifactorial model is in order. Diverse approaches have been undertaken to elucidate the co-morbidity. Of these, the concept that inflammatory processes contribute to brain-related pathologies has been gaining traction. Inflammatory processes have been identified in most, if not all, neurological conditions. Similarly, major depressive disorder has been associated with a chronic proinflammatory status.

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