• Inflammation,  Psychiatry

    Inflammation and Psychiatric Disorders

    In a newly published review article the authors lead us through the newest evidence regarding the relationship between inflammation and psychiatric disorders. There is mounting evidence that neuropsychiatric disorders such as mood disorders and schizophrenia are closely related to systemic inflammation. In addition, they may be negatively influencing each other in a bidirectional loop. This means that disorders such as depression may facilitate an inflammatory reaction in the body with the inflammation then feeding the depression. This is then further complicated by lifestyle, stress, diet and the immune system, including the gut microbiota. Additionally,  recent data seems to show that early-life stress is associated with chronic inflammation that manifests prior…