Inflammation Depresses Mood (Here’s How To Reverse It)

  Increased inflammation in the body worsens symptoms of clinical depression, says a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry on November 18, 2015.   Higher levels of blood markers of inflammation were found to be directly correlated with a variety of depressive symptoms, including sleep difficulty, decreased energy levels, decreased motivation and increased or decreased appetite.   The details: Researchers looked at data on C-reactive protein levels (a blood marker of whole body inflammation) in over 15,000 patients. Higher levels of inflammation were directly correlated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, and the correlation was dose dependent… meaning the higher …

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