AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Brain Inflammation Linked to Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

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Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry

Within patients who have been diagnosed with a type of neurodegenerative disease, patients who have received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis have a higher rate of depression in comparison. Researchers in this study have found that this occurs based on the body’s immune response and inflammation of the hippocampus within the brain. “This study elegantly links hippocampal imflammation to depression,” said Dr. John Krystal, editor of Biological Psychiatry. To read more, click here.

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