Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Anti-Inflammatory Med May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression | Psych Central News

 A new study suggests a drug used to treat autoimmune disorders and rheumatoid arthritis may help individuals with difficult-to-treat depression.
Researchers say that while inflammation is traditionally associated with the way the body responds to tissue damage, prolonged inflammation can damage many parts of the body, including the brain.
Prior studies have suggested that depressed people with evidence of high inflammation are less likely to respond to traditional treatments for the disorder, including anti-depressant medications and psychotherapy.
Researchers at Emory University designed their study to see whether blocking inflammation would be a useful treatment for either a wide range of people with difficult-to-treat depression or only those with high levels of inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Med May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression | Psych Central News

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