Mental Attitude: Depression Associated with Inflammation in the Brain. According to a new study, clinical depression is associated with a 30% increase of inflammation in the brain. The researchers’ findings are based on brain PET scans comparing 20 patients with depression and 20 healthy control patients. They did not find any support to suggest inflammation increases the risk for depression and thus conclude that depression is more likely to contribute to inflammation in the body.
JAMA Psychiatry, January 2015