Inflammatory mechanisms in major depressive disorder

  title={Inflammatory mechanisms in major depressive disorder},
  author={Thomas J. Raedler},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  • T. Raedler
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Psychiatry
Purpose of review As the ‘monoamine hypothesis of depression’ fails to explain all aspects of major depression, additional causes are being investigated. Several observations suggest that inflammatory mechanisms pay a role in the cause of major depressive disorder (MDD). This article reviews their role in major depression. Recent findings Recent studies support the concept that inflammatory mechanisms play a crucial role in the pathomechanisms of major depression. Major depression shares… 
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