Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V09170675
The relation between depression and inflammation
Accumulating evidence suggests, that inflammatory processes contribute to the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder. Subgroups of patients have elevated plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which seem to normalise in response to conventional antidepressive treatment. In this review of the current studies on the relation between depression and inflammation we discuss possible future directions for individualised treatment of major depressive disorder.